Sphinx Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers,

here is a new 17th century riddle for your entertainment. This one is rather curious &  profound. I hope you will find it interesting & not too difficult to be guessed out. Good luck! The right answer to the previous one is at the end of the post.

  • O, superior beauties that win the world:
  • In vain dazzled with a deceptive light,
  • Your charms & mine are only mist,
  • And due to mistake of senses our empire is melted.
  • Depending on what I seem on earth and in the sea
  • I give hope or bring the worst.
  • The Sun makes for me the same it does for His Sister ;
  • Alike She I’ve got a body, full of light.
  • As well as love I’ve got some special traits :
  • I represent War & I announce Peace,
  • I make winds stop & I cease thunders.
  • Of all that use my power, the weather is the strongest,
  • My temporary beauty is as fragile as glass,
  • And the author of my life is the same of my death.
  • Who am I?

REPLY to the riddle posted on September 14, 2017: A TORCH and A CANDLE (this version has been discovered in another source after I’ve posted the riddle ). My congratulations to Robbie and to John. 😉 😉 😉

Maria KethuProfumo


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19 Responses to Sphinx Asks Riddles III

  1. fulvialuna1 says:

    Però! Accattivante.

  2. Aweni says:

    I think it is the moon?

  3. adhandmade says:

    I was waiting for answer with curiosity.. Very good.. With love.. 🙂 ❤

  4. Hi Maria! My answer for your riddle is RAIN🌧💦

  5. Or is it lightning ⚡️⚡️⚡️

  6. Oooh, Maria, this is not that easy. Could it be Venus.

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