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Here are 10 riddles from the Middle Ages. How many can you answer?
04-22-2018, 08:56 AM #1
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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What speaks in all languages in his riding, and his mouth spits the poison of life or death? It is silent when it rests, and is deaf like a boy or one of the poor.

Snake?
Monkey?
Servants?
Pen?

http://www.medievalists.net/2018/04/medieval-riddles/
04-22-2018, 10:35 AM #2
Strigoi Diavolul
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Interesting there is another thought process going on with this.

A Vessel have I, that is round as a pear, moist in the middle, surrounded with hair; and often it happens, that water flows there.

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Un Strigoi printre noi
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04-22-2018, 10:38 AM #3
octo in jammies Incognito
 
10/10

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04-22-2018, 03:28 PM #4
eclipsed Member
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(04-22-2018, 08:56 AM)RiskyRob Wrote:  What speaks in all languages in his riding, and his mouth spits the poison of life or death? It is silent when it rests, and is deaf like a boy or one of the poor.

Snake?
Monkey?
Servants?
Pen?

http://www.medievalists.net/2018/04/medieval-riddles/

it might be a pen, then i look back and see you have that listed so im guessing a PEN.
a pen speaks all languages.
04-22-2018, 03:32 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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There are 10 riddles at the link. Check it out, see if you're correct. I'm not telling
04-22-2018, 04:40 PM #6
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(04-22-2018, 03:32 PM)Octo Wrote:  There are 10 riddles at the link. Check it out, see if you're correct. I'm not telling

I think they were meant to be pondered. Multiple choice answers are a modern twist.
04-22-2018, 04:42 PM #7
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(04-22-2018, 10:38 AM)octo in jammies Wrote:  10/10

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I missed #4.
04-22-2018, 05:34 PM #8
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(04-22-2018, 10:35 AM)Strigoi Wrote:  Interesting there is another thought process going on with this.

A Vessel have I, that is round as a pear, moist in the middle, surrounded with hair; and often it happens, that water flows there.

lmao.gif

Get thee to the nunnery!
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04-22-2018, 06:45 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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04-23-2018, 09:44 PM #10
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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I was not in this thread , but the answer to #12 is : " Button Hole "
04-23-2018, 09:51 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(04-22-2018, 05:34 PM)RiskyRob Wrote:  
(04-22-2018, 10:35 AM)Strigoi Wrote:  Interesting there is another thought process going on with this.

A Vessel have I, that is round as a pear, moist in the middle, surrounded with hair; and often it happens, that water flows there.

lmao.gif

Get thee to the nunnery!
12.gif

lmao.gif

(04-23-2018, 09:44 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  I was not in this thread , but the answer to #12 is : " Button Hole "

Wait...there's only 10 riddles. chuckle.gif

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04-24-2018, 01:54 AM #12
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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(04-23-2018, 09:51 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(04-22-2018, 05:34 PM)RiskyRob Wrote:  
(04-22-2018, 10:35 AM)Strigoi Wrote:  Interesting there is another thought process going on with this.

A Vessel have I, that is round as a pear, moist in the middle, surrounded with hair; and often it happens, that water flows there.

lmao.gif

Get thee to the nunnery!
12.gif

lmao.gif

(04-23-2018, 09:44 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  I was not in this thread , but the answer to #12 is : " Button Hole "

Wait...there's only 10 riddles.  chuckle.gif

You haven't read the Sequel ? chuckle.gif



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