Sphinx Riddles 🦁 in 2024

If you feed me with food, I will survive. But if you make me drink water I will perish. .

Some try to hide, some try to cheat; but time will show, we always will meet. Try as you might to guess my name.

What can run, but never walks; has a mouth, but never talks; has a head, but never weeps; has a bed, but never sleeps?

What is always old and sometimes new; never sad, sometimes blue; never empty, but sometimes full; never pushes, always pulls?

I am a tree that has no roots. I am bread with no taste. We live together yet not freely. I am a home that needs no place

Made of ten but two are we. Five apart and we are weak. Five together havoc wreak. What am I ?

At night they come without being fetched, and by day they are lost without being stolen

Some try to hide, some try to cheat; but time will show, we always will meet. Try as you might to guess my name.

I’m alive, but without breath; I’m as cold in life as in death; I’m never thirsty, though I always drink.

This thing all things devour: birds, beasts, trees, flowers; gnaws iron, bites steel; grinds hard stones to meal; slays kings, ruins towns; and beats high mountains down.

Never resting, never still; moving silently from hill to hill; it does not walk, run or trot; all is cool where it is not.

In spring I am gay in handsome array; in summer more clothing I wear; when colder it grows, I fling off my clothes; and in winter quite naked appear.

What can bring back the dead; make you cry, make you laugh, make you young; is born in an instant, yet lasts a lifetime.

“First think of the person who lives in disguise, Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies.
Next, tell me what’s always the last thing to mend, The middle of middle and end of the end?
And finally, give me the sound often heard During the search for a hard-to-find word.
Now string them together, and answer me this, Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?”

I cannot fly despite my wings. I have stories, but I cannot lie. I am hardly afraid, but yet, I am dwelling. I Am Estate yet are pristine

I have Quays but I cannot open any locks. I am no vessel, but I can hold many people as well as water. I do not have any children but many make birth.

I seem clear but when you look through me, things get warped. I can be used both for better and for worse.

Despised am I by knave and liar. After me the wise inquire. I rise above all death and fire. What am I ?

A first with no purpose and a second with no place. A third that is spoiled rotten are all confined to one space

What is it that only has a sole voice and is four-footed in the morning and two-footed in the noon and three-footed in the evening?