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Hobbit Riddles

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See some Hobbit riddles that you want to check out around this time of the year:

  • Alive without breath, As cold as death; Never thirsty, ever drinking, All in mail never clinking.
  • No-legs lay on one-leg, two-legs sat near on three-legs, four-legs got some. Answer: Fish on a little table, man at table sitting on a stool, the cat has the bones.
  • Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters. Answer: Wind
  • Thirty white horses on a red hill, First they champ, Then they stamp, Then they stand still. One of Bilbo’s riddles for Gollum. The answer is “teeth”.
  • This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stone to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. Answer: Time
  • No-legs lay on one-leg, Two-legs sat near on three-legs, Four-legs got some. One of Bilbo’s riddles for Gollum. The answer is “fish on a little table, man at table sitting on a stool, the cat has the bones”.
  • This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down.
  • A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid. One of Bilbo’s riddles for Gollum. The answer is “egg”.
  • It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. Answer: Dark.
  • Thirty white horses on a red hill, First they champ, Then they stamp, Then they stand still. Answer: Teeth
  • A box without hinges, key, or lid, Yet golden treasure inside is hid. Answer: Egg
  • An eye in a blue face Saw an eye in a green face. "That eye is like to this eye" Said the first eye, "But in low place Not in high place." Answer: Sun on the daisies
  • Alive without breath, As cold as death; Never thirsty, ever drinking, All in mail never clinking. One of Gollum’s riddles for Bilbo. The answer is “fish”.
  • What has roots as nobody sees, Is taller than trees, Up, up it goes, And yet never grows?
  • Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, toothless bites, Mouthless mutters. One of Gollum’s riddles for Bilbo. The answer is “wind”.
  • An eye in a blue face Saw an eye in a green face. “That eye is like to this eye” Said the first eye, “but in low place Not in high place.” One of Bilbo’s riddles for Gollum. The answer is “sun on the daisies”.
  • Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters.
  • It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills. It comes out first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter.
  • Alive without breath, As cold as death Ever thirsty, never drinking, Clad in mail, never clinking Answer: Fish
  • This thing all things devours; Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats mountain down.
  • What has roots as nobody sees, Is taller that trees, Up, up it goes, and yet never grows? Answer: Mountain
  • It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. One of Gollum’s riddles for Bilbo. The answer is “dark”.