What are the 9 Riddles Gollum Asked Bilbo in The Hobbit?

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Hobbit riddles time?

Well, in this set of riddles, we have decided to switch things a little bit and introduce some classical riddles for you.

The riddles are written in the chapter, “Hobbit Riddles in the Dark” of The Hobbit.

It is a mind game and logic tug-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 Lord of the Rings riddles and answers, for you.

What are the riddles that Gollum asked Bilbo in The Hobbit?

The Riddle of the Mountain


What has roots as nobody sees.

Is taller thaN trees,

Up, up it goes,

And, yet never grows?

By Gollum.

Answer: Mountain.

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Hobbit Riddles Teeth


Thirty white horses on a red hill,

First they champ,

Then they stamp,

Then they stand still.

By Bilbo.

Answer: Teeth.

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The Riddle of the Wind


Voiceless it cries,

Wingless flutters,

Toothless bites,

Mouthless mutters.

By Gollum.

Answer: Wind.

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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.”

By Bilbo.

Answer: Sun on the daisies.

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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.

By Gollum.

Answer: Dark.

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The Riddle of an Egg


A box without hinges, key, or lid,

Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

By Bilbo.

Answer: Egg.

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The Riddle of the Fish


Alive without breath,

As cold as death

Ever thirsty, never drinking,

Clad in mail, never clinking

By Gollum.

Answer: Fish.

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.

By Bilbo.

Answer: Fish on a little table, man at table sitting on a stool, the cat has the bones.

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.

By Gollum.

Answer: Time.

Sneaky Question!


What have I got in my pocket?

By Bilbo.

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 that ended up with a delicious meal.

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.

There you have our compilation of the Hobbit riddles and answers. I hope you had fun!

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