Enigmatic Riddles and Rhymes #15

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This is a riddle from one of my favorite books: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from Luna Lovegood.

“Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?’
‘Hmm . . . What do you think, Harry?’ said Luna, looking thoughtful.
‘What? Isn’t there just a password?’
‘Oh no, you’ve got to answer a question,’ said Luna.
‘What if you get it wrong?’
‘Well, you have to wait for somebody who gets it right,’ said Luna. ‘That way you learn, you see?’
‘Yeah . . . Trouble is, we can’t really afford to wait for anyone else, Luna.’
‘No, I see what you mean,’ said Luna seriously. ‘Well then, I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.’
‘Well reasoned,’ said the voice, and the door swung open.”
J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))

Enigmatic Riddles and Rhymes #13

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An appropriate Halloween-themed rhyme–I know it’s a little late. 🙂

“Mama, Mama, help me get home
I’m out in the woods, I am out on my own.
I found me a werewolf, a nasty old mutt
It showed me its teeth and went straight for my gut.

Mama, Mama, help me get home
I’m out in the woods, I am out on my own.
I was stopped by a vampire, a rotting old wreck
It showed me its teeth and went straight for my neck.

Mama, Mama, put me to bed
I won’t make it home, I’m already half-dead.
I met an Invalid, and fell for his art
He showed me his smile, and went straight for my heart.

-From “A Child’s Walk Home,” Nursery Rhymes and Folk Tales”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Enigmatic Riddles and Rhymes #12

 

Hi Readers,

This is the twelfth time I’ve done “Enigmatic Riddles & Rhymes,” which is a weekly post that features a riddle or a rhyme, etc. from a book. Since it’s the twelfth time, I thought it would be fun to design a picture:

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“By the Valg, three were made,
Of the Gate-Stone of the Wyrd:
Obsidian the gods forbade
And stone they greatly feared.

I’m grief, he hid one in the Crown
Of her he loved so well,
To keep with her where she lay down
Inside the starry cell

The second one was hidden
In a mountain made of fire,
Where all men were forbidden
Despite their great desires

Where the third lies
Will never be told
By voice or tongue
Or sum of gold”

Enigmatic Riddles and Rhymes #11

“The answer to this riddle has a hole in the middle,
And some have been known to fall in it.
In tennis it’s nothing, but it can be received,
And sometimes a person may win it.
Though not seen or heard it may be perceived,
Like princes or bees it’s in clover.
The answer to this riddle has a hole in the middle,
And without it one cannot start over.”
– Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

Enigmatic Riddles and Rhymes #9

This is a relatively easy riddle I made, where you can find the answer using your fictional book knowledge.

The answer to this riddle is a number

Voldemort’s intended number of Horcruxes

The answer is equivalent to the total number of guests on Soldier Island,

Minus Anthony Marston, Mrs. Ethel Rogers, and General Macarthur

The number of Narnian Chronicles and

Total Harry Potter books and dwarf Rings of Power

Holly Sloan’s book counts by this

Continue for answer.

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Enigmatic Riddles and Rhymes #6

This rhyme comes from Cassandra’s Clare The Mortal Instruments series.  The following rhyme is a Shadowhunter’s nursery rhyme.

“Black for hunting through the night
For death and mourning the color’s white
Gold for a bride in her wedding gown
And red to call the enchantment down
White silk when our bodies burn
Blue banners when the lost return

Flame for the birth of a Nephilim
And to wash away our sins.
Gray for the knowledge best untold
Bone for those who don’t grow old
Saffron lights the victory march
Green to mend our broken hearts
Silver for the demon towers
And bronze to summon wicked powers.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire