How much did you love the Hobbit?
Well, in this set of riddles, we have decided to switch things a little bit and introduce some classical riddles for you – the Hobbit riddles.
The riddles are written in the chapter, “Riddles in the Dark” of The Hobbit.
It is a mind game and mental tag-of-war between Gollum and Bilbo in which Bilbo wins at the time when he had already given up and had accepted a tie was good for him.
In the order in which they appear in the book and the movie, here are the Hobbit riddles for you,
A List of The Hobbit Riddles with Answers
1. The Riddle of the Mountain
What has roots as nobody sees.
Is taller thaN trees,
Up, up it goes,
And, yet never grows?
2. Thirty White Horses on a Red Hill
Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still.
3. The Riddle of the Wind
Voiceless it cries,
4. The Riddle of the Sun on Daisies
An eye in a blue face
Saw an eye in a green face.
“That eye is like to this eye”
Said the first eye,
“But in low place
Not in high place.”
Answer: Sun on the daisies
5. The Riddle of the Dark
It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.
6. The Riddle of an Egg
A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.
7. The Riddle of the Fish
Alive without breath,
As cold as death
Ever thirsty, never drinking,
Clad in mail, never clinking
8. The Hobbit Riddles of the Man, Fish and the Cat
No-legs lay on one-leg,
Two-legs sat near on three-legs,
Four-legs got some.
Answer: Fish on a little table, man at table sitting on a stool, the cat has the bones.
9. The Riddle of Time
This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stone to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
10. Sneaky Question!
What have I got in my pocket?
Answer: The One ring
The sneaky question is not a riddle but a monologue by Bilbo.
It however played a major role in Bilbo winning the riddles mini-contest and end up with the delicious meal and as a result, it ended up being part of the riddles unexpectedly.
Bilbo, after the riddles sessions, was talking to himself when he accidentally ask the question and when Gollum stepped in to answer and failed to give a precise answer.
It was an opportunity Bilbo never wasted to claim victory for the day.
And, he end up with the delicious meal!
There you have our compilation of the Hobbit riddles. I hope you had fun!
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The Hobbit riddles