Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
December 2021

Ancient Anonymous Riddle

You have died and are in limbo. There are two doors. One door leads to heaven and the other door leads to hell. There are two guardians, one by each door. One guardian always tells the truth and the other guardian always lies.

What one question can you ask a guardian to find out […]

Ancient Homer Riddle

What we caught, we threw away; what we didn’t catch, we kept.

What did we keep?

Ancient British Riddle

I have heard of a something-or-other, growing in its nook, swelling and rising, pushing up its covering. Upon that boneless thing a cocky-minded young woman took a grip with her hands; with her apron a lord’s daughter covered the tumescent thing.

My Favorite Tolkien Riddle

Thirty white horses on a red hill: first they champ, then they stamp, then they stand still.

Ancient Sumerian Riddle

There is a house. One enters it blind and comes out seeing.

What is it?

Ancient Norse Riddle

Four hang, four sprang, two point the way, two to ward off dogs, one dangles after, always rather dirty.

What am I?”

Ancient Description Riddle

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.

Ancient Place Riddle

The beginning of eternity The end of time and space The beginning of every end, And the end of every place.

Ancient Fun Riddle

Runs over fields and woods all day Under the bed at night sits not alone, With long tongue hanging out, A-waiting for a bone.

Ancient Life Riddle

I never was, am always to be, No one ever saw me, nor ever will And yet I am the confidence of all To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball.