Nature Riddles

I touch your face,
I'm in your words,
I'm lack of space,
and beloved by birds.

Answer: Air

1. Bayoneted soldiers shall swarm our land this coming spring. Although they shall be so numerous that we shall not be able to defeat them through the staunch use of arms, they shall be defeated by the first snow fall. What am I talking about?

2. For our ambrosia we were blessed,
by Jupiter, with a sting of death.
Though our might, to some is jest,
we have quelled the dragon's breath.
Who are we?

Answer: Bees

I breath and things get hot,
though my heart is light as wind.
The swordsman knows me not,
though I helped to make his friend.
I cannot do my job alone,
Though others make me sigh,
By their strength my job is done,
So tell me, what am I?

Answer: Bellows

His eyes were raging,
That scraggly beast.
His lips were bursting,
With rows of angry teeth.
Upon his back a razor was found,
And in his thoughts - my death abound.
It was a fearsome battle we fought,
My life - or his, one would be bought.
And when we were through, and death chilled the air,
We cut out his heart, and ate it with flair.
Who was he?

Answer: Boar

If this animal is killed off, all of it's species destroyed; it becomes extinct, in a year, the species will be back. What animal is it?

Answer: Butterfly

Stealthy as a shadow in the dead of night,
Cunning but affectionate if given a bite.
Never owned but often loved.
At my sport considered cruel,
But that's because you never know me at all.

What am I?

Answer: Cat

Oh how I love my dancing feet!
They stay together - oh so neat.
And when I want to walk a line,
They all stay together and do double time.
I count them up, ten times or more,
And race on-off, across the floor.

Answer: Centipede

I am seeking for a dark gold,
highly priced by young and old,
since I couldn´t find it in any vault.
I will take a bite
tasting if it is right.

Answer: Chocolate

What is black when you acquire it,
Red when you use it,
And grey when you dispose of it?

Answer: Coal

Large as a mountain, small as a pea,
Endlessly swimming in a waterless sea.

Answer: Comet

The more of it there is, the less you see.

Answer: Darkness

What breaks but never falls?

Answer: Dawn

The Pearls of night, stolen in clearest light of day.

Answer: dew

What falls but never breaks?

Answer: Dusk

1. You will find him in the mountains
And you'll find him in the creek
He has no mouth -
Yet he speaks in every tongue
He has no ears -
And yet will answer every cry
Always having the final word

2. You heard me before,
Yet you hear me again,
Then I die,
'Till you call me again.

Answer: echo

1. A box without hinges, key or lid
yet inside golden treasure hid

2. Tween marble walls, white as milk,
Lined with a skin as soft as silk,
Within a fountain, crystal clear,
A golden apple doth appear.
No doors or locks has this stronghold,
Yet thieves break in, and steal the gold.

Answer: Egg

1 .If you feed it, it lives,
If you water it-it dies!

2. I am always hungry,
I must always be fed
The fingers I leek
Will soon turn red

3. I am a precious little thing, dancing and eating all the time. Watch me from a distance, so you can feel my warm and gentle love. But don't come to close or my next meal you could be!

4. I can move, yet I have no legs.
My hunger is enormous, yet I have no mouth.
And fighting me is easier than killing me.

Answer: fire

A thousand colored folds stretch toward the sky,
Atop a tender strand,
Rising from the land,
'Til killed by maiden's hand,
Perhaps a token of love, perhaps to say goodbye.

Answer: Flower

A whole dale filled, but nod even one full hand?

Answer: Fog

Travelled inwards,
To that heart where no one else roamed.
Where only the birds and animals found a home.
Where the pixies flew with an audible air,
And tangles twigs and leaves within my hair.
Ah. I love this place, this paradise,
Where everything is so beautiful,
So still, and so nice.
Where did he go?

Answer: forest

A bridge in a hollow
And a hundred going over it
No blacksmith, nor mason,
nor carpenter built it.

Answer: Frozen river

I drive men mad
For love of me,
Easily beaten,
Never free.

Answer: Gold.

1. Crushed beneath trampling feet,
kept in darkness and cold. I am useless
if I have suffered not; but having suffered,
my temper is sweet and strong to all
those who partake. What am I, at start?

2. The sun bakes them,
The hand breaks them,
The foot treads on them,
And the mouth tastes them.
What are they?

Answer: Grapes

Loadbearer, Warrior
Spirited, Brave
Fleet-foot, Ironshod
Faithful One, Slave

Answer: Horse

I am a strange creature,
Hovering in the air,
Moving from here to there,
With a brilliant flare.
Some say I sing,
But others say I have no voice,
So I just hum-as a matter of choice.

Answer: humming bird

A precious stone, as clear as diamond.
Seek it out whilst the sun's near the horizon.
Though you can walk on water with its power,
Try to keep it, and it'll vanish within an hour.

Answer: Ice

Lighter than what I am made of,
More of me is hidden, than is seen,
I am the bane of the mariner.

Answer: Iceberg

Glittering points
That downward thrust,
Sparkling spears
That never rust.

Answer: Icicles

It's a formidable foe,
but anyway, when it attacks,
it really sucks.

Answer: Illithid

Ripped from my mother's womb,
Beaten and burned,
I become a blood-thirsty slayer
What am I?

Answer: Iron

Glittering points
That downward thrust,
Sparkling spears
That never rust.

Answer: Icicles

Walk on the living, they don't even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble.

Answer: Leafs

I am, in truth, a yellow fork
From tables in the sky
By inadvertent fingers dropped
The awful cutlery.
Of mansions never quite disclosed
And never quite concealed
The apparatus of the dark
To ignorance revealed.

Answer: Lightning

Looks like water,
But it's heat.
Sits on sand,
Lays on concrete.
People have been known,
To follow it everywhere.
But it gets them no place,
And all they can do is stare.

Answer: A mirage

1. Round she is, yet flat as a board
Altar of the Lupine Lords.
Jewel on black velvet, pearl in the sea
Unchanged but e'erchanging, eternally

2. My love, when I gaze on thy beautiful face,
Careering along, yet always in place —
The thought has often come into my mind
If I ever shall see thy glorious behind.

Answer: Moon

1. I look flat, but I am deep,
Hidden realms I shelter.
Lives I take, but food I offer.
At times I am beautiful.
I can be calm, angry and turbulent.
I have no heart, but offer pleasure as well as death.
No man can own me, yet I encompass what all men must have.

2. Many-maned scud-thumper, maker of worn wood, shrub-ruster, sky-mocker, rave! Portly pusher, Wind-slave.

Answer: Ocean

1. I come out of the earth,
I am sold in the market.
He who buys me cuts off my tail,
Takes off my suit of silk,
And weeps beside me when I am dead

2. I am a wonderful help to women, the hope of something to come. I harm no citizen except my slayer. Rooted I stand on a high bed, I am shaggy below. Sometimes the beautiful peasant's daughter, an eager-armed proud woman grabby my body, rushes my red skin, holds me hard, claims my head, the curly haired woman who catches me fast will feel our meeting. Her eyes will be wet.

Answer: Onion

A red cap on my head,
a stone in my throat,
if you tell me the answer,
I'll give you a Groat.

What am I?

Answer: Peach

Lovely and round,
I shine with pale light,
grown in the darkness,
A lady's delight.

Answer: Pearl

I have no sword, I have no spear,
Yet rule a horde which many fear,
my soldiers fight with wicked sting,
I rule with might, yet am no king.
What am I?

Answer: A queen bee

1. I heard of an invading, vanquishing army
sweeping across the land, liquid-quick;
conquering everything, quelling resistance.
With it came darkness, dimming the light.
Humans hid in their houses, while outside
spears pierced, shattering stone walls.
Uncountable soldiers smashed into the ground,
but each elicited life as he died;
when the army had vanished, advancing northward,
the land was green and growing, refreshed.

2. What is the thing
which comes in sheets,
yet cannot be folded or
gathered again?

Answer: Rain

1. What is thick but thin as a puff
What is short but tall as a bluff
What brings peace and calms the see
What dazzles the eyes of you and me?

2. I am blue, red, and many other colors,
I have no end, and no gold to find,
Look for me after a storm,
Or looking at a waterfall.

I am green, and have no warts,
Live not in water, and not on land,
Some might call be witch's stew parts,
But I know that I would taste rather bland.

Answer: Rainbow

1. I walk the whole day,
But yet I get nowhere.

2. Has a mouth but does not speak, has a bed but never sleeps.

Answer: river

It can poison water in a way no detect poison can tell you. Damned it is in water, highly priced when dry.

Answer: Salt

Millions of soldiers flee for this sign of peace and suffering.
Consumed by me and many other, making eyes burning.
Always assosiated with heat,
To a warm place a lead.
Locked in very dry wood.
A warm key to use you should

Answer: Smoke

A horrid monster hides from the day,
With many legs and many eyes.
With silver chains it catches prey,
And eats it all before it dies.
Yet in every cottage does it stay,
And every castle 'neath the sky.

Answer: Spider

The gold of the mountains of Fire.
No coin has ever been made of.
Mages are the golds buyer.
With coal and iron it takes the roof off.

Answer: Sulfur

1. Shifting, Shifting, Drifting deep.
Below me great and mighty cities sleep.
Swirling, Scurlling, All around.
I'm only where no water will be found.

2. Walks in the wind,
But stand where there's moist,
Counts time, stops clocks,
Swallows kingdoms, gnaws rocks.

3. I build up castles.
I tear down mountains.
I make some men blind,
I help others to see.
What am I?

4.What measures out time,
Until in time
All is smashed to it?

Answer: Sand (1.desert-)

I can burn eyes,
Sting mouth,
Yet be consumed?
What am I?

Answer: Salt

Within passion fruit they will be found,
And more of theme in the pomegranate's crown,
Rowed they are within an apple's core,
Yet other fruits have them more,
And though nectarine has but one,
It is not just for fun.

Answer: Seeds

1. What kills my source, keeps me alive
feeds my life, neither you nor me
would exist without it.
I'm tied to you, I will follow you
but I'll melt in what I am made out of.

2. There is someone I'm always near,
Yet in the darkness I disappear.
To this one only I am loyal,
Though in his wake I'm doomed to toil.

3. We are opposed by the thing that makes us,

Vanishing in what we are made of,
Never leaving the source,
because there is only one,
but me can be more.

Ever walking by days turn,
we protect you from suns hot burn.

4. Each morning I appear to lie at your feet. All day I follow, no matter how fast you run. Yet I nearly perish in the midday sun.

5. Only one colour, but not one size,
Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.
Present in sun, but not in rain,
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What am I?

6. He feels me not (we always touch)
If I were lost, he'd not lose much,
And now I come to my surprise-
For you are he-but who am I?

7. Only one color, but not one size; stuck to the ground, yet easily flies. Present in sun, but not in rain; doing no harm, and feeling no pain. What is it?

Answer: Shadow

1. What is it that makes tears without sorrow and takes its journey to heaven?

2. In the eyes it causes blindness,
In the nose-just a sneeze,
Yet some suck it down-
And act as if pleased.

Answer: Smoke

If a man would carry my burden-
He would break his back
I am not rich
But leave silver in my track

Answer: Snail

Creeping on its belly, curled into a ring.
Eyes forever open, beware its lethal sting.

Answer: Snake

1. I fall from yonder blue on high,
Begin the rain that falls from the sky,
Each one of me is whole unique,
When I'm here, to find me one has not to seek.

2. As beautiful as the setting sun,
As delicate as the morning dew;
An angel's dusting from the stars
that can turn the Earth into
A frosted moon.

What am I?

3. High born, my touch is gentle,
purest white is my lace,
silent, silent is my kingdom,
green is the colour of my death

Answer: Snow

In the forest I got it,
so I sat down to seek it,
since I couldn't find it,
I took it home with me.
What is it?

Answer: A splinter

1. I can hit you in the eye,
Yet twinkle in the sky,
Expending when I die,
What do you think am I?

2. At night they come without being fetched,
And by day they are lost without being stolen.

3. I can hit you in the eye,
Yet twinkle in the sky,
Expanding when I die,
What do you think am I?

Answer: Stars

A few hours ago in darkness,
a long-way-walker made me his vitness.
He told me storys of times long forgotten,
from his home, that is now rotten.

He whispered the lovers softly promise,
and the lonely mans bitter lost and miss.
Silent he was all the time,
keeping to my heard his gentle rime.

From above he came,
silver on dark heavens name.
He awaits me back when Lathanders eye goes to rest,
when my eyes go from north to east, from south to west.

I think you have met him too,
so what did he tell the eyes of you?
God bless this lonely fellower on his endless journey of sorrow,
cause his harbour sank in the ocean of past long time ago.

Answer: Starlight

Warriors amongst the flower,
They have a thrusting sword.
Able and ready to use,
To guard their golden hoard.

Answer: the stings of a rose

1. To those within the dungeon I am joy.
To those fully beneath my gaze, I can be Hell.

2. What goes through a door without pinching it self
Sits on a stove without burning it self
Sits on a table without being ashamed of it self.

3. There is not wind enough to twirl
That one red leaf, nearest of its clan,
Which dances as often as dance it can.

4. A thief steals from the rich,
And gives unto the poor.
She pays out in argent,
That which she stole in or.
Of she and he she robs,
More beauteous she by far:
She I love to gaze on;
Him I’ll never dare.

Answer: Sun (4: +moon)

Motherless and fatherless,
born without a skin,
spoke when it came into the world
and never spoke again.

Answer: Thunder

1. I am the heart that does not beat;
If cut, I bleed without blood,
I can fly, but have no wings,
I can float, but have no fins,
I can sing, but have no mouth

2. Dies half its life, lives the rest.
Dances without music, breathes without breath.
What is it?

3. It was asked of me what I could be made,
And so people were fed from me.
It was asked of me what I could be made,
And so houses were built.
It was asked of me what I could be made,
And so things were written.
It was asked of me what I could be made,
And so I fertilized the ground.
But when asked more of what I could be made,
There was nothing to be found.

4. A hord of gold.
So many trasures hold.
No guards, no wards.
Prised by bards.
But no merchant will except it.
Cause as payment it doesn´t fit.
But still Chauntea refills it every year,
Now what it is should be clear!

5. Some live in me, some live on,
and some shave me to stride upon.
I rarely leave my native land.
Until my death I always stand.
High and low I may be found
Both above and under ground.

Answer: Tree ( 4: with yellow leafs)

A guy always in armor,
But never been at war.
Sleeps in armor, walks in armor.
Slow he is, but heavy is the armor.
No sword, no bow, spear.
Who is it?

Answer: Turtle

One where none should be,
or maybe where two should be,
seeking out purity,
in the kings trees.
What am I?

Answer: Unicorn

My thunder comes before my lightning.
My lightning comes before my rain.
And my rain dries all the ground it touches.
What am I?

Answer: Vulcano

1. Three lives have I-
Gentle enough to soothe the skin,
Light enough to caress the sky,
Hard enough to crack rock

2. Runs smoother than any rhyme, loves to fall but cannot climb!:

3. As destructive as life,
As healing as death;
An institutioner of strife,
Just as prone to bless.
It is all that is good,
Yet with an evil trend;
As it was the beginning of things,
It can also be the end.

Answer: water

1. Bright as diamonds,
Loud as thunder,
Never still,
A thing of wonder.

2. It roars its challenge,
And I respond.
It takes my abuse,
And goes beyond.
Filled with liquid,
In my hurried haste,
I wield my staff,
In this turgid race.
But once I have vanquished,
The mighty foe,
I float like a thistle,
While moving ever so slow.
What are we talking about really?

Answer: Waterfall

1. There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies.

2. Hundreds of black smiths,
in a dungeon with no doors or windows,
when we leave, each of us builds his own dungeon.

Answer: Watermelon (2. Smiths=Seeds)

I am there in the rain
But not there in the dry
By night or day
I wait for prey
A monster lurks at my eye.

Answer: Web

Oh lord! I am not worthy!
I bend my limbs to the ground.
I cry, yet without a sound.
Let me drink of waters deep.
And in silence I shell weep.

Answer: Weeping willow

All about, but cannot be seen,
Can be captured, cannot be held
No throat, but can be heard.

Answer: wind

When young, I am sweet in the sun.
When middle-aged, I make you gay.
When old, I am valued more than ever.

Answer: wine

Ted's Riddles (alphabetical order)

I forge bonds with strength of hardest steel,
And place kings upon their thrones.
You wil find me on the battlefied,
And in the heart of every soul.

Answer: Blood

A siren's call I sing to madmen,
And snarling beasts reply.
I cloak myself in ebony,
Laced with shining diamonds bright.
Thrice a season I lift my veil,
To lay bare in all my glory.

Answer: Moon

I guide the steps of king and peasant
Of warrior, mage and priest.
I trek with them from city to hamlet
And yet, I never move.

Answer: Road

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