ancient riddles

					Ancient Greek Riddles
Are you as clever as Oedipus? Might you inherit a kingdom in ancient Greece? See how many of these riddles you can solve. 1 “At night they come without being fetched, And by day they are lost without being stolen” Hint: They belong to the night

2 “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.” Hint: It‟s something very close to you

3 “The beginning of eternity The end of time and space The beginning of every end, And the end of every place.” Hint: It‟s in front of you right now

4 “I do not breathe, but I run and jump. I do not eat, but I swim and stretch. I do not drink, but I sleep and stand. I do not think, but I run and play. I do not see, but you see me every day.”

5 “Poke your fingers in my eyes and I will open my jaws. Linen cloth, quills, or paper, my greedy lust devours them all.”

6 “I am the beginning of sorrow and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me, yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk, yet never in danger. You may find me in the sun, but I am never out of darkness.”

7 “Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man‟s father is my father‟s son.”

8 “The more you take, the more you leave behind.”

9 “There are four brothers in this world that were all born together. The first runs and never wearies. The second eats and is never full. The third drinks and is always thirsty. The fourth sings a song that is never good.”

10 “A cloud was my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, and the earth my final resting place, and I„m the torment of man.”

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