Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

Esteemed Readers,

here is a new pretty riddle for your pleasure & entertainment. I hope you will enjoy it:

I’m, as many say, a wonder of the world. You can see thousand beauties & hundreds precious treasures on my vast body as well as any sort of good & bad in abundance.  My chest is a shelter for the big & the small. My name is famous all over the world. And all together I bear a name of a Merchant, a Prince & a Judge, What am I?

REPLY to the Riddle posted on December 4, 2018: HAIR

My congratulations to Belén! Your new hairstyle helped you! 🙂

Vive le Roy! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Maria KethuProfumo


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12 Responses to Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

  1. Klausbernd says:

    Dear Maria
    It’s funny when I was a student I took part in a course about medieval riddles. But I can’t answer your riddle. I can only guess. Is it Venice?
    Klausbernd and the others of The Fab Four of Cley

    • kethuprofumo says:

      Dear Klaus, great idea! Thank you! Well it is the 17th century riddle …they are very allegoric. Soon you will learn the answer.
      Greetings! Have a nice Selkie week!

      • Klausbernd says:

        Dear Maria
        Just one more try:
        Have a wonderful Selkie evening

      • kethuprofumo says:

        Ha-ha-ha, dear Klaus! No! This is the French riddle. (As I’m a specialist on Louis XIV and his time). So, try something French, please.

      • Klausbernd says:

        Dear Maria,
        oh dear, oh dear, French culture is a terra incognita for me. I don’t speak French, hardly know French literature (except medieval French literature like Crtetien de Troyes) and philosophy. Therefore I give up. Sorry!
        Mentioning Louis XIV I only associate Versailles – but I neither know a merchant of that name, nor a prince or judge.
        Where do those riddles come from?

      • kethuprofumo says:

        Straight from the 17th century, from mentality of people of that time. C’mon! You will make it, dear Klaus. Your ideas were right. Just guess a place! 🙂 (You can read about Louis XIV in my blog. I celebrate his anniversary all the 2018 🙂 Good luck!

  2. Knjigoljupci says:

    Is it, perhaps, Versailles?

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