Riddle This

"What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night?”

This question was asked to Oedipus by a Sphinx. The story goes thus, While on his journey to Thebes, Oedipus encounters the Sphinx who would stop all those who traveled to Thebes and ask them a riddle. If the travelers were unable to answer correctly, they were eaten by the Sphinx; if they were successful, they would be able to continue their journey. Answer to this puzzle can be found somewhere in this post (:P)

This is literally the first riddle ever known to man. Riddle’s have always been there to amuse us, to puzzle us, to enthrall us. Some riddles are very popular in mythological stories like Oedipus, above, or remember the doors of Moria, ‘The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria. Speak, friend, and enter’riddlem

Riddles have been in history since a long long time, in Hindu culture we had many scholars who crafted these riddles and puzzles to solve. One of the popular poets for puzzles in India was Amir Khusro, from Delhi, who was a sufi artist and created poetic puzzles.
Nar naari kehlaati hai,
aur bin warsha jal jati hai;
Purkh say aaway purkh mein jaai,
na di kisi nay boojh bataai.
Is known by both masculine and feminine names,
And lightens up (or burns up) without rain;
Originates from a man and goes into a man,
But no one has been able to guess what it is.
Well can you guess?? Search for the answer in this post.
Riddle’s games are much popular from ages, you challenge others with question and those who cannot answer it loses..

In Norse mythology, the king of the Gods, Odin, won such a contest by the questionable tactic of asking a question to which only he could know the answer. However, as his adversary accepts such a question, he is bound to honor the terms of the game.riddle1

In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Gollum challenges Bilbo Baggins to a riddle competition; Bilbo wins the competition by asking the riddle, "What have I got in my pocket?" (though he notes that it was not exactly a riddle "according to the ancient rules") which Gollum cannot answer. The answer was the One Ring, which Gollum had lost and Bilbo had found. As happens in the Norse tale, although this is more of a simple question than a riddle, by attempting to answer it rather than challenging it Gollum accepted it as a riddle; by accepting it, his loss.

For the Sphinx riddle Oedipus says: "Man; as an infant, he crawls on all fours, as an adult, he walks on two legs and, in old age, he relies on a walking stick". Oedipus was the first to answer the riddle correctly. Having heard Oedipus' answer, the Sphinx is astounded and throws herself to her death from a cliff top.

Amir Khusro riddle’s meaning is Nadi (Stream).  [I have avoided those words which you can ctrl+f in for the riddles heh heh heh.]

So now, lets play a riddle game, those who can answer this riddle gets a award (yeah real blog award)


There are two siblings: one gives birth to the other and she, in turn, gives birth to the first.

The brother shines bright while the sister is calm and quiet.

Both born of the same mother, both cannot survive each other.

P.s. This riddle is made by me, so googling will not help. You can safely post your answer in the comments, the comments are moderated so won’t approve them for the day.

P.p.s  Hint,you can see my comment after a while for a hint. ;)


  1. blah...night and day. i'm so awsum.
    as mite be many others, since this was easy! :|

  2. Oh wow...first comment and I have a answer...superb...:D

  3. Ok so here goes... the answer is Day is the bro and Night is the sis...

  4. Well I am definitely pondering over this riddle and I did not look it up neither did I hunt for any clue in the comments.... Let me see!

  5. no.. cant figure out.. give us the answer plz

  6. @Nikita and Mukund
    You are the winners...watch out for my new post, i'll get the award...

  7. @Ashwini
    Ofcourse its day and night....:D


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