Not long ago I was reading “The books of magic” comics from Neil Gaiman, when I stumbled upon the following riddle:
When there is a fire in me, then I am still cold; When I own your true love’s face then you will not see me; To all things I give no more than I am given; In time I may have all things, and yet I can keep nothing.
Spoiler Alert: the answer to this quite well designed riddle is.. mirror. But more importantly, this small piece of surrealistic brain teaser reminded me how much I love small fairy taley riddles. On the one hand, they have answer wich is not 100% accurate, because they can fit a lot of answers. On the other hand, it does not matter if you guess right, because they just test your creativity and willingness to think abstract, to be wrong and learn, to poke your creativity.
So I decided to make a few of my own riddles. I won’t share the answers, though. If you are nice and ready to play, then ask me. We can arrange a riddling game in which the losers are the one who don’t play.
I am larger when cold and shrink when warm. You can see me, but you cannot touch me.
When people need me, they throw me away. when I’m not needed they take me back.
The more you give me, the richer you get. When you rob me, only you get poorer.
Have a nice riddling! 🙂