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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:18 pm

Orion - Apr 17, 2010 2:30 am (#975 of 1343)

Here is the new riddle:

First mentioned in 1791
By Mr Emanuel.
Someone uses me,
And then someone else a few seconds later.
Woohoo! Woohoo!
You never know what a gift is good for.

* answers below *
Spoiler:
Orion - Apr 17, 2010 8:35 am (#979 of 1343)

Correct, Julia, it's the flute in PS/SS which puts Fluffy to sleep. Congratulations!

First mentioned in 1791
By Mr Emanuel.
Someone uses me,
And then someone else a few seconds later.
Woohoo! Woohoo!
You never know what a gift is good for.


1791 Die Zauberflˆte went on stage, libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. First Harry plays it and then Hermione, and it sounds like an owl. Over to you Julia!
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:46 pm

Julia H. - Apr 18, 2010 12:14 am (#982 of 1343)
Edited Apr 18, 2010 1:22 am

Thanks, Mona!

New riddle: Enjoy!

Observe me well: Old, outspoken,
Fragile I am, even broken.
My goal is to prevent trouble,
But sometimes I make it double.

* answers below *
Spoiler:
Julia H. - Apr 27, 2010 10:37 am (#1008 of 1343)
Edited Apr 27, 2010 11:41 am

Congratulations, MAMS! The answer is indeed the Statute of Secrecy! Well done!

This is the explanation:

Observe me well:
Everyone must observe (obey) the law. (The Gaunts don't like that though.)

Old, - Dating back to 1692.

outspoken,
At least I suppose that it states quite clearly that you must not reveal the existence of the magical world to Muggles in general.

Fragile I am, even broken.
For magical people it is easy to break the Statute of Secrecy - and they have broken it several times.

My goal is to prevent trouble,
To prevent trouble between wizards and Muggles.

But I sometimes make it double.
For example, when a certain underage wizard does magic out of Hogwarts (or is accused of that), the Statute of Secrecy is also broken, so the trouble is double.

Hint: I have a powerful protector. - The Ministry of Magic.

Congratulations once again, MAMS!

I look forward to your riddle.
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:51 pm

me and my shadow 813 - Apr 27, 2010 11:57 am (#1010 of 1343)
Edited Apr 27, 2010 1:02 pm

Here's a new riddle:

I wasn't unusual, at least not at first,
but then something happened, perhaps I was cursed.
After a time I came out with my tale,
though it wasn't believed and so I had failed.
It seemed I was one, but another I was, too,
which, when was discovered, was discovered to be true.

* answers below *
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me and my shadow 813 - May 3, 2010 10:48 pm (#1026 of 1343)
Edited May 4, 2010 12:04 am

YES! Julia, the correct answer is Slughorn's memory!

I wasn't unusual, at least not at first,
but then something happened, perhaps I was cursed.

Slughorn was ashamed of the memory and "tampered" with it.

After a time I came out with my tale,
though it wasn't believed and so I had failed.
Dumbledore coaxed it out of him, but knew it was a false m
emory.

It seemed I was one, but another I was, too,
which, when was discovered, was discovered to be true.

Oddly, the memory was a duplicate and when the second was seen it was found to be true.

Hint: fourth line: it could read "though he didn't believe me..." -- Dumbledore

Congratulations, Julia! Looking forward to your riddle
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:53 pm

Julia H. - May 5, 2010 6:41 am (#1028 of 1343)

Here it goes:

Enjoy!

Meager payment, fruit of theft
Loot that makes you feel bereft
Lion's den or devil's snare
Go inside and find it there.

* answers below *
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Julia H. - Jun 7, 2010 12:57 pm (#1091 of 1343)
Edited Jun 7, 2010 2:02 pm

Legolas, the answer is not the picture of Gellert Grindlewald, but it is indeed the book on Dumbledore taken from Bathilda Bagshot's house, i.e. the copy of ‘The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore’ that Rita had left in Bathilda's house and was later picked up by Hermione. Congratulations!

The explanation:

Meager payment,
This is what Rita gives Bathilda in exchange for the information she has taken from her.

fruit of theft
The book seems to be based to a large extent on Bathilda's memories, obtained by Rita without Bathilda's permission or maybe even without her knowledge.

Loot that makes you feel bereft
Hermione takes the book from Bathilda's house, but the knowledge Harry gains from it makes him unhappy and disappointed.

Lion's den
Godric's (=lion's) Hollow (=den).

and devil's snare
Not the plant, but the evil trap that Voldemort planted for Harry in Bathilda's house.

Go inside and find it there.
The book was found in Bathilda's house during this horrible adventure.

Hint 1: The answer was found when something else was sought. Harry and Hermione hoped to find Gryffindor's sword in Godric's Hollow.

Hint 2: Also a message intended for someone else. Rita's note for Bathilda in the book, read by Harry and Hermione.

Hint 3: The devil's snare is in the lion's den this time. Voldemort's trap in Godric's Hollow.

Hint 4: One of the clues is a sort of "paraphrase" (broadly interpreted) of a geographical name. Lion's den - Godric's Hollow - again.

Hint 5: Ask Hermione!!! The answer is a book.

Well done, Legolas! I look forward to your riddle.
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:54 pm

Julia H. - Aug 26, 2010 2:20 pm (#1111 of 1343)
Edited Aug 26, 2010 3:20 pm

So here is the new riddle at last, eager for guesses.

Enjoy!

When I appear there is no sun
It is important what I mean
I hide and yet betray the one
Who can be looked at, but not seen
A riddle I am, food for thought
The source of questions and dismay
What is the answer, what is sought?
The two-faced clue may lead astray.

* answers below *
Spoiler:
Julia H. - Oct 24, 2010 11:00 pm (#1149 of 1343)
Edited Oct 25, 2010 12:01 am

Of course! I am happy to announce that the riddle has been solved at last! Congratulations, Shepherdess! The answer is indeed the dot on the Marauder's Map labeled Barty Crouch.

Here is the explanation:

When I appear, there is no sun
It is night when Harry opens the Marauder's Map and finds the Barty Crouch dot.

It is important what I mean
The dot is an important clue in the plot, though its significance will be explained only at the end of the book.

I hide and yet betray the one
The label betrays the impostor to some extent, but since all the dots look the same, the full truth is not discovered yet.

Who can be looked at, but not seen
You can look at Barty Crouch Jr., but you will see Moody instead of him.

A riddle I am, food for thought
Harry is very curious to find out what Crouch was doing at Hogwarts at night.

The source of questions and dismay.
Harry has a lot of questions, while fake-Moody is not happy at all.

What is the answer, what is sought?
Q.: What was Barty Crouch doing in Snape's office? A.: He was looking for Polyjuice Potion ingredients.

The two-faced clue may lead astray.
The "two-faced clue" is the name Barty Crouch.

Hint : I am very small. A dot.

Hint 2: I am one of many, but the others are not so mysterious. There are many dots on the map, but the others are easy to explain.

Hint 3: When I appear, I am seen in three different places at the same time: One that will soon be hidden, one that is dreaded by many (well, by some Gryffindors in any case) and one where a trap awaits you. The dot appears on the Map, which will be taken away and so "hidden" by Crouch after the incident. Within the Map, the dot is shown in Snape's office - a scary place for some. Finally, the incident takes place on the corridor with the tricky stairs.

Hint 4: But don't look for me outside Hogwarts. The Marauder's Map shows Hogwarts only.

Well done, Shepherdess!
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:17 pm

HungarianHorntail11 - Nov 13, 2010 5:16 am (#1152 of 1343)
Edited Nov 13, 2010 8:19 am

Hi all! It is high time to breathe some life into this thread, so I've made a riddle. I'm sure it has its faults - my apologies in advance - but I'll answer questions with hints if it gets that far. Most of all, have fun

My niche may be to serve extremities though some may say that's untrue.
They're the ones who have seen something else that I can do.
Within the folds is hidden something more powerful than the wizard's strongest spell.
So guess away at what I've done and who or what I am as well.

* answers below *
Spoiler:
HungarianHorntail11 - Nov 20, 2010 5:16 am (#1182 of 1343)
Edited Nov 20, 2010 7:00 am

Wow, all of your guesses were hovering right around the target! (Elves, knitted hats, TR's diary, HP book - the first guess that got you to target books, etc.) This was fun.

Julia, you've got it!!! It was the sock that freed Dobby.

DOBBY'S SOCK! (I've been dying to say that!)

Liiiiiinaaaa! You came!!! There is something you needed to know about the riddle that the others had been told - it wasn't a real brain-buster, but that doesn't surprise you, right! Wow, look at your avatar! (Kate's face looks younger there!)

My niche may be to serve extremities though some may say that's untrue.
Generally, socks belong on feet (extremities).

They're the ones who have seen something else that I can do.
DD, Harry, and the others who knew clothing could free an elf. DD especially liked socks. Perhaps this is why?

Within the folds is hidden something more powerful than the wizard's strongest spell.
Our slippery friend, Lucius couldn't undo the freeing effect with a spell.

So guess away at what I've done and who or what I am as well.
Ok, this part doesn't really need an explanation, right??

So if you 're up to it, take it away, Julia!
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:32 pm

Julia H. - Nov 24, 2010 11:24 am (#1188 of 1343)

So here is the special ... Thanksgiving Weekend Riddle!

Happy Holidays and Happy Guessing!

Briskly in the light of day
Slyly in a hidden way
Locked up in a guarded cell
Defying a magic spell
Strong is the star, shiny, bright
Number two has moony light
Small is one from head to tail
That’s the three wanderers’ tale.

* answers below *
Spoiler:
Julia H. - Nov 27, 2010 8:36 am (#1205 of 1343)

Yes!!! The riddle has been solved! Congratulations, Phoenixfeather! The answer is indeed galleons, sickles, and knuts - wizarding coins.

The explanation:

Briskly in the light of day
Money in everyday business.

Slyly in a hidden way
Money used as bribes and for other secret transactions.

Locked up in a guarded cell
The coins stored in a Gringotts vault.

Defying a magic spell.
As we have often speculated, since some wizards and witches are poor, it is probable that you can't make or multiply money directly with magic.

Strong is the star, shiny, bright
The galleon is the "star" among coins, because it is the most valuable of them. It is also shining, since it is made of gold.

Number two has moony light
Sickles are silver. The "moon" is also a reference to the half-moon shape of a real sickle (the coin may have a full-moon shape though ).

Small is one from head to tail
Knuts are described as little bronze coins. The "head to tail" part refers to "heads and tails".

That's the three wanderers' tale.
Money travels from person to person and from place to place, hence the "wanderers". The apparent references to the Marauders were, of course, intentional.

Hint: In this riddle, we are called the three wanderers, but in fact, there are a lot more of us than three.
Three types of coins, but there are many of each.

Well done, Phoenixfeather! I look forward to your riddle! BTW, great avatar!
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:33 pm

Phoenixfeather - Nov 27, 2010 11:48 pm (#1208 of 1343)

Ok, I think I have one - I hope it’s not too easy...

I am daring and tricky,
I can be sticky,
I am loyal and true,
but I need a clue!

I carry a light
that transforms all in sight,
I have knowledge to spare,
I really do care.

Good luck!

* answers below *
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Phoenixfeather - Dec 1, 2010 11:18 pm (#1234 of 1343)
Edited Dec 1, 2010 11:58 pm

Yes! You got it Julia! Great job! (and the band starts to play in celebration as balloons and confetti fall from the sky!)

It's probably pretty clear now, but here is the explanation:

I am daring and tricky,
obviously Fred and George, and using one description for both throws the count off .

I can be sticky,
I thought this described Dung - he's pretty gross. (I think this can be applied literally as well as characteristically)

I am loyal and true,
but I need a clue!

This is Ron. He got so frustrated searching for the horcruxes.

I carry a light
that transforms all in sight,

This is Fleur - she demonstrated this ability at the wedding.

I have knowledge to spare,
Hermione.

I really do care.
And Harry, of course - referring to his heart.

Hint #1: Add one at the outset. - the 7 Potters paired with a protector when they transported Harry.

Hint #2: There may be more to this than you realize. - everyone was guessing one person or item, so I added this. I felt I had to keep it a bit vague because once it was realized it was a group, the riddle would have been guessed right off I think.

This was difficult because Harry, Ron, Hermione and Fleur were guessed, but it had to be the group of 7 as Harry. I was alluding to the idea of 'more than 1' when I told HH and Shepherdess that there was something within their answer that was on the right track. Everyone was picking up on the individual characteristics and combining them in ways that were very creative! --and that I'd wished I thought of...

God, this was hard - I wanted to blurt it out so many times! Anyways, I pass the torch back to Julia! Congratulations Julia, and great guesses everyone! Thanks for participating and making it fun!
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:34 pm

Julia H. - Dec 4, 2010 5:29 pm (#1236 of 1343)

Here is the new riddle at last! It took me longer than I had planned, and I think you will guess it in no time - but I hope you will like it anyway.

Have fun!

Remains of past time
I hear the bells chime
In a place of dark
Just darkness I mark
Once from friend to friend
Find me at the end
For an eager heart
I stand for the start
With an angry glance
You can see me dance
Enriched with the gold
Of a wizard old
But my true home find
With a learned mind
My secret I share
When you know me there

* answers below *
Spoiler:
Julia H. - Dec 14, 2010 12:20 am (#1268 of 1343)

LOL, PAH! I hope you are sitting then... Surprise! The answer is indeed the symbol of the Deathly Hallows, with the circle, triangle, and line down the middle. Congratulations!

I guess some explanation is in order. Phoenixfeather is right, the clues refer to the places where the symbol is seen.

Remains of past time
I hear the bells chime

Ignotus Peverell's headstone in the churchyard in Godric's Hollow with the symbol on it. That was the very first guess (given by Shepherdess), and I really thought then that the riddle was all but done.

In a place of dark
Just darkness I mark

Grindelwald carved the symbol into the walls of Durmstrang, a school where dark magic is supposedly taught, and there everyone thinks it is "Grindelwald's mark".

Once from friend to friend
Find me at the end

The symbol can be found at the end of the letter that Dumbledore wrote to Grindelwald.

For an eager heart
I stand for the start

In that letter, the symbol replaces the first letter of the signature, i.e., the A in 'Albus'. It is the first letter of the name and also the first letter of the alphabet. So the "eager heart" is Dumbledore, who can't bear a few hours of separation without writing to Gellert, and the "start" is the letter A.

With an angry glance
You can see me dance
Enriched with the gold
Of a wizard old

The "angry glance" belongs to Viktor Krum, who glimpses the symbol dangling on a golden chain around the neck of Xeno Lovegood.

But my true home find
With a learned mind

The symbol in Hermione's copy of the "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" next to "The Tale of the Three Brothers". You need a learned mind because the book is written in runes.

My secret I share
When you know me there

The tale explains the Deathly Hallows - if you can really understand what it says.

Hint:
Shown off with a boast
By a haughty host

As you have correctly guessed, this is Marvolo Gaunt boasting about his ring to his Ministry visitor, saying that it has "the Peverell coat of arms" on it, but Harry later realizes that it is in fact the symbol of the Deathly Hallows.

I leave my disguise
When you win the prize

Again as you have guessed, the "prize" is the Resurrection Stone coming out of the snitch when Harry decides to sacrifice himself. The symbol becomes visible, too.

Hint 2: I am complex even though I may be lacking in dimensions.
The symbol consists of three parts, and it is usually a two-dimensional representation of the Hallows (with the possible exception of Xeno's pendant).

This was an exciting game, thanks for the great guesses and the participation, everyone! Time for a new riddle now... Well-done, PAH!
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:37 pm

Potteraholic - Dec 14, 2010 4:13 am (#1270 of 1343)

Thanks for the congrats, before Julia. In my shock, I forgot to say that before.

All right, here it is. I predict it will be solved within 3 guesses, maybe even in the first.

I am comprised of two parts
Appearing to serve one purpose
While serving another
Good tidings you bring?
My countenance remains calm.
Tidings of another sort?
I react differently.

* answers below *
Spoiler:
Potteraholic - Dec 15, 2010 7:08 pm (#1277 of 1343)

Well, well, well... looks like no hints will be needed! At least it took 4 guesses instead of the less than 3 I predicted. Phew!

Thanks for your guess, Julia. It was definitely in the right neighborhood, but... shepherdess, you have done it again! Now, will this be the time you create a riddle after guessing the right answer?

Clearly, I'm not much of a riddle-maker, but it was fun to come up with something. Go on, have a go.

Update #2 (The Final One)

I am comprised of two parts
2 words or 2 syllables

Appearing to serve one purpose
It looks like a mirror ...

While serving another
but isn't!

Good tidings you bring?
A way to get at 'friend' who brings good tidings.

My countenance remains calm.
Nothing happens to the face of the glass.

Tidings of another sort?
A way to get at 'foe' who doesn't bring good tidings.

I react differently.
The glass' surface changes, gets shadowy, etc.
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:42 pm

shepherdess - Dec 19, 2010 12:09 am (#1278 of 1343)

Ok, PAH; I'm going to give it a shot. Of course, this is blatantly obvious to me. I'm hoping not so much for others.

We can go
And I’ll come back
We’ve things in common
That’s a fact
We help the good
We help the bad
Guessing how
Will drive some mad
If we use our eyes
Can we see?
Tell us now
Who are we?

So there it is for what it's worth. Lol.

* answers below *
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shepherdess - Jan 9, 2011 1:03 pm (#1311 of 1343)

Yes! It is Dumbledore and Fawkes!

The explanation:

We can go
DD can travel by holding Fawkes' tail
And I’ll come back
Fawkes keeps being reborn
We’ve things in common
That’s a fact

Gryffindor, loyal, brave, helpful
We help the good
They've both helped Harry as well as the OoP
We help the bad
DD has helped Grindelwald as well as making sure Riddle was educated in the use of magic; Fawkes provided the tail feather for Riddles wand
Guessing how
Will drive some mad

People have trouble understanding DD's methods as well as the whole brother-wands thing

If we use our eyes
Can we see?

DD wears glasses, Fawkes cries healing tears
Tell us now
Who are we?

DD and Fawkes, of course
We’ve felt the pain
DD has felt the pain of losing his family; Fawkes keeps bursting into flames (though I'm not sure that actually hurts him)
We’ve passed the test
DD has proven himself by defeating GG and helping Harry; Fawkes has proven himself by loyalty to DD and by helping Harry
We give hope
Fawkes' song makes one feel hopeful
And cleverness
DD knows things others don't
We may be odd
This much is true
They're odd as a "pair"; DD is a unique and Fawkes is rare
When you leave me
DD's death
I go too
awkes leaves Hogwarts
We’re together
They both live in the Headmaster's quarters
Though mismatched
Obvious (man/bird)
With different eyes
Obvious
Neither hatched
DD-obvious; Fawkes "rises from fire"

Congratulations HH! (Whew! I was beginning to think it would be miles long before it got solved. Lol.)
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:44 pm

HungarianHorntail11 - Jan 15, 2011 6:36 am (#1316 of 1343)

Hi! Thanks everyone and I agree with Julia, shepherdess. It was fun.

Sorry it took so long but wouldn't you know as soon as I finally guess one, things get crazy busy around here. Anyway, it's probably pretty easy (though it always is to the maker of the riddles, isn't it) but I hope it's still fun:

My freedom soars on outstretched wings.
I alight with pain and what I bring.
My life through my eyes - oblivious - all is well
Through the eyes of others it's a living h@##.

* answers below *
Spoiler:
HungarianHorntail11 - Jan 16, 2011 10:35 am (#1328 of 1343)

Lol Verity, you're right! You all are too funny!

Ha! You've got it, Julia! It's Errol. Thestral was Trevor's first guess.

My freedom soars on outstretched wings.
He's free to fly about and takes his time, as when delivering to Azkaban for Hagrid's release.

I alight with pain and what I bring.
Crash landings, mail delivery

My life through my eyes - oblivious - all is well
He keeps on making deliveries without protest and seems to rebound all right.

Through the eyes of others it's a living h@##.
Stupid bird always crashes.

Thanks for guessing!

Take it away, Julia!
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Post  Potteraholic on Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:46 pm

Julia H. - Feb 1, 2011 3:41 am (#1332 of 1343)

*** tiptoeing in ***

This thread has been very quiet lately. Sorry for the delay. Here's the new riddle. I hope there'll be guesses, too.

Enjoy!

Starting out in darkness deep
Before the end, there’s no sleep
Making progress going round
From fire, water, air and ground.
Aiming to be clear and pure
In bitterness I mature
- A paradox in the end
On skill and art I depend.

* answers below *
Spoiler:
Julia H. - Feb 1, 2011 4:06 pm (#1334 of 1343)

Thanks Verity, for the first guess and the compliment. I'm glad you like my riddle.

As for your "wild guess", it is so close to the answer that it is the answer itself! That was a short-lived riddle, LOL! Congratulations!!!

Here is the explanation (it may not be necessary, but still):

Starting out in darkness deep
At first the potion has a deep purple colour. Another possible explanation is a reference to powdered root of asphodel as one its ingredients. Roots come from under the ground.

Before the end, there's no sleep
The finished potion induces a deep sleep.

Making progress going round
You have to stir the potion while you are brewing it.

From fire, water, air and ground.
The elements involved in potion-making: Fire and water are self-explanatory, "air" is reference to the steam of the potion, and "ground" is reference to the plant ingredients in the potion. The grin is because the fourth element would have been "earth", but I replaced it with "ground" for the sake of the rhyme. I thought it .

Aiming to be clear and pure
In the end, the potion has to be clear as water.

In bitterness I mature
Infusion of wormwood.

- A paradox in the end
"Living Death" is a paradox.

On skill and art I depend.
This potion seems to be difficult to make, so the potion-maker must be skilled. Professor Snape regards potion-making as an art.

Well done! I look forward to reading a Verity-riddle!
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Verity Weasley - Feb 4, 2011 10:18 am (#1336 of 1343)

It's been a while since I've written a riddle, so I'm a bit out of practice. So, be gentle with me.

Anyway, here it is. Guess away!

First, rearrange what is great but not good.
Next, think of what’s done by three and by wood.
Finally, add the most powerful magic.
Together, we make the answer you seek.

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Verity Weasley - Feb 4, 2011 12:35 pm (#1340 of 1343)

Well done mona! It is Greta Catchlove, author of Charm Your Own Cheese.

We're having a bit of a run on short-lived riddles lately. At this rate, mona's riddle should be guessed on the third guess.

Here's the explanation:

First, rearrange what is great but not good.
Pretty obvious really - just rearrange the letters in the word 'great' and you get Greta

Next, think of what’s done by three and by wood.
The 'three' refers to the three chasers on a Quidditch team, and 'wood' should really have a capital W. What do they do? They catch the Quaffle of course.

Finally, add the most powerful magic.
Well Dumbledore told us over and over that love was more powerful than any magic, so this line refers to love.

Together, we make the answer you seek.
Pretty self-explanatory. Just put the three clues together to give the answer.

Congratulations mona! I look forward to your riddle.
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This topic serves as an archives of the riddles played on the 'Potty HQ' thread from the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum as hosted on World Crossing which ceased operation on April 15, 2011. These Potty HQ Riddles Archives were reposted on June 8, 2011. None of the original emoticons, font styles, or colors were archived. Any emoticons that appear are those that converted easily to BBCode, like : ) or ; ) to create Smile or Wink. Hopefully, the absence of the original emoticons does not affect a reader's understanding of the riddles. ~ Potteraholic, June 8, 2011
These riddles originated in a thread over on World Crossing called 'Potty HQ' From what I can tell, this thread was a place where Harry Potter Lexicon members could play HP-inspired games like Hangman and become a member of Potty HQ (the 'Potties') by sending in a cyber payment of a certain number of knuts or sickles. I may be wrong about the specific details, as I was not posting on the Forum at that time. Then one day in October 2005, a member posted the following post:

Troels Forchhammer - Oct 5, 2005 11:55 pm (#995 of 2941)

Finn BV wrote on Oct 5, 2005 in message #990 Umm: yes, Troels!! **hides in shame at the blatant obvious-ness of the answer **

Pure luck, I swear (and a smart way of verifying my guess before posting it, even if I say so myself) - how many three-part place names do you recall from the books?

Troels, we will accept that answer because you guessed it so quickly! However, it would be great if you registered with the Potties!

Ouch! Sorry. That is just too typical me - striding into it with both eyes closed, brandishing my belief in my own perfection like a sword ... ah, well, hopefully it isn't quite that bad.

Troels, please send your membership fee to Emily, the membership secretary. She accepts Gringotts' Gold Card should you have it:

Darned! How about a gift certificate to Weasley's Wizard Wheezes? Otherwise I'll have to fall back on my neverending supply of internet-current chocolate ... Emily, can I hand it over here, or are further formalities required (inscribing on the back of my hand, ‘I must not gate-crash threads’)

Your turn for the puzzle, Troels!

………………

[Troels wrote:] I've looked around for some kind of rules for this game, but couldn't find any ... I will post a puzzle in the traditional way {hangman}, but I have another one to ask as well.

First, however, the traditional puzzle - I am looking for a potion: ----------/----/------

Then Troels posted the first HP-inspired riddle on the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum, which you can find in here.

………………

In a later post, he wrote:


Troels Forchhammer - Oct 14, 2005 12:57 am (#1146 of 2941)
Edited Oct 14, 2005 1:58 am

Regarding my other questions, I did look around a bit in the other question-game threads, and didn't think this kind of questions would fit in very well anywhere. But seeing that the hangmen sometimes get past so fast that by the time you get up 'out there' on the western hemisphere (yes, I know that most of Britain is on the western hemisphere as well, but still ... ) we can be on the third hangman since you went to bed ... well, I just thought that having some questions around here that would take a bit longer might be nice - doing them in parallel ...

When the 'Potty HQ' thread closed, a new thread called 'Potty Games' was opened, in which Hangman and Riddles were played in the same thread until each game was given its own separate thread several years later.

Enjoy these first HP Lexicon Forum riddles! Archive of Riddles - Page 20 2752390508




This is an archive of all the Potty HQ Riddles posted on the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum on World Crossing from:
Oct 5, 2005 (#995 of 2941) to Feb 27, 2006 6:51 pm (#2930 of 2941).

1. riddle by: Troels Forchhammer - Oct 5, 2005
2. riddle by: Troels Forchhammer - Oct 14, 2005
3. riddle by: Elanor - Oct 24, 2005
4. riddle by: Troels Forchhammer - Oct 26, 2005
5. riddle by: Elanor - Oct 30, 2005
6. riddle by: CatherineHermiona - Nov 1, 2005

7. riddle by: Troels Forchhammer - Nov 2, 2005
8. riddle by: CatherineHermiona - Nov 8, 2005
9. riddle by: Elanor - Nov 9, 2005
10. riddle by: CatherineHermiona - Nov 16, 2005
11. riddle by: Elanor - Nov 20, 2005
12. riddle by: Troels Forchhammer - Nov 25, 2005

13. riddle by: Troels Forchhammer - Dec 12, 2005
14. riddle by: Elanor - Dec 19, 2005
15. riddle by: haymoni - Dec 21, 2005
16. riddle by: Troels Forchhammer - Dec 30, 2005
17. riddle by: Elanor - Jan 7, 2006
18. riddle by: Good Evans - Jan 26, 2006

19. riddle by: Elanor - Jan 31, 2006
20. riddle by: Lina - Feb 8, 2006
21. riddle by: Elanor - Feb 9, 2006
22. riddle by: Nicholas Schouten - Feb 14, 2006
23. riddle by: Marè - Feb 17, 2006



A huge THANK YOU to Mona for archiving these riddles and their answers to transfer them over from World Crossing to our new home here on forumotion. As much as I wanted this archive to make it over here, intact, from our previous home, I didn't have the time to do the actual copying and pasting myself with the other threads I was archiving at the time. When these riddles and their answers were safely archived somewhere, thanks to Mona's efforts, I didn't need to feel so anxious about not having enough time to get to them, before World Crossing closed on April 15, 2011. So now, they are all formatted and reposted here. These archives would not be possible without your help, Mona! Smile



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Post  Potteraholic on Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:20 am

Troels Forchhammer - Oct 5, 2005 11:55 pm (#995 of 2941)

And now the other one: What, in particular, does Harry Potter have in common with a skull in the sky and with nothing else (that we have heard of)?

Regards,
Troels

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Elanor - Oct 13, 2005 8:30 pm (#1145 of 2941)
Edited Oct 13, 2005 9:32 pm

Would it be Sir Patrick Properly-Decapitated Podmore? That is to say Sir Patrick Delaney-Podmore? Ok, ok, I will take pity of you... The answer was: "The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts", that Hermione mentions both in PS (she says Harry is in it) and in GoF (about the Dark Mark).

Troels Forchhammer - Oct 14, 2005 12:57 am (#1146 of 2941)
Edited Oct 14, 2005 1:58 am

You are a soft-hearted woman, Elanor. Yes, indeed. The Dark Mark (the ‘skull in the sky’) and Harry Potter are the only two things that we have learned that Hermione has read about in The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts. I was planning to make a very veiled hint, asking if you believed the Dark Arts were studied in the Roman Empire to make a reference to Gibbon's famous book
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Post  Potteraholic on Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:27 am

Troels Forchhammer - Oct 14, 2005 12:57 am (#1146 of 2941)
Edited Oct 14, 2005 1:58 am

Regarding my other questions, I did look around a bit in the other question-game threads, and didn't think this kind of questions would fit in very well anywhere. But seeing that the hangmen sometimes get past so fast that by the time you get up 'out there' on the western hemisphere (yes, I know that most of Britain is on the western hemisphere as well, but still ... ) we can be on the third hangman since you went to bed ... well, I just thought that having some questions around here that would take a bit longer might be nice - doing them in parallel ...

Actually, I'll try out this little riddle at once:

I am a thing,
but not what I name an earthy ring,
the name of a game is followed soon
by a vital noun when cried by a loon
I caused a frown so, what's in the name
do you see the goal? Join the game
and name my whole.

And of course I use script just to be annoying (the question itself isn't really all that difficult once you 'break the code')

Regards,
Troels

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Troels Forchhammer - Oct 24, 2005 1:21 am (#1234 of 2941)
Edited Oct 24, 2005 2:22 am

Sorry - surprise family visit from Thursday to Sunday. Very nice, of course, but it interrupts everything else.

Kerstin wrote on Oct 23, 2005 in message #1212

Troels, is the word you're looking for Mudblood?

It is indeed. An MUD is an on-line game (Multi-User Dungeon) Well done Kerstin! Do you people want more questions of this kind?

Regards,
Troels

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Elanor - Oct 24, 2005 5:45 am (#1236 of 2941)
Edited Oct 24, 2005 6:48 am

Wow, Troels, I would have never guessed since I had never heard of "MUD" before. That was a good one! I would like more puzzles like this, yes! BTW, I have thought of one, I don't know if I can post it or not since I didn't answer your question but it came to me as I was searching the answer to your puzzle Troels. Here it is, but feel free to ignore it if you don't think it worth it! I've just borrowed Strider's verses, I hope he won't mind...

Not all those who wander are lost
Just ask his namesake, at little cost... A light from the shadow shall spring
When the Queen will marry the King All that is gold does not glitter

But now, I wait for your answer...

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Elanor - Oct 26, 2005 1:41 pm (#1268 of 2941)
Edited Oct 26, 2005 2:42 pm

Congratulations again Troels! Here are the explanations:

"Not all those who wander are lost
Just ask his namesake, at little cost..."

That was the most difficult clue of the Riddle and a veiled reference to St Anthony of Padua. Since the Middle-Ages, people who had lost something used to pray St Anthony (and promised to give some money to the poor) because he was meant to help you finding those lost things. "
A light from the shadow shall spring

When the Queen will marry the King"
The wedding of the King and the Queen is only an image of the creation of the Philosophical gold, thanks to the Philosopher's stone. That's why I told you to think of alchemy, the Stone being able to turn metals into gold.

"All that is gold does not glitter "
It was another veiled reference to the Stone (stein in German), Goldstein meaning "golden stone".

I can't wait for your riddle Troels! But something tells me it will be a hard one!
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Post  Potteraholic on Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:31 am

Troels Forchhammer - Oct 26, 2005 10:55 pm (#1269 of 2941)

And now for the riddle (with a minuscule 'r', mark you!):

The Good Samaritan will not help you,
For I am not what he would say. My name as such is split in two,
but clues to either is not my way. I am for sure unlike my brothers
(and sisters, too, if you should care) But elsewise rather like some others,
I can be used if you've aught to spare. I am related to the tolling bell,
And invoke, perchance, the light of spring. And now I ask you just to spell,
my name, oh do your guesses bring.

Actually, I think it might be rather easier than the last couple of riddles, but we shall see.

Enjoy!

Troels

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Troels Forchhammer - Oct 30, 2005 1:19 am (#1304 of 2941)

Elanor wrote on Oct 29, 2005 in message #1303: So it is Avada Kedavra!

Yes. And now you even got to post it, having done all the work. Congratulations!

Elanor: LOL! You're right, we had all the clues:

Thank you.

Elanor: The Good Samaritan spoke Aramaic (from which come the words of the spell) but he wouldn't say such Dark Words (here I was right, wasn't I?)

Precisely. Aramaic (Samaritan Aramaic, apparently they had their own dialect) is probably the only language we can be sure he could speak. The original meaning of ‘Avada Kedavra’ is, as far as I have been able to ascertain, something like ‘be destroyed at my command’, something which, as you note, a Good Samaritan surely wouldn't command.

Elanor: The light of the curse is green and Harry saw it when he was a baby (in "the spring of his life") and the curse was used to "kill the spare" in GoF.

Yes, I don't mind admitting that I was particularly proud of that clue

Elanor: I had thought the green light could well refer to Avada Kedavra as well but the "tolling bell" and its warning use made me think more of Mors Mordre, silly me!

Well, I obviously intended the bell to refer to the announcement of death, but that clue is somewhat ambiguous (I couldn't spell out the death-theme too clearly), hence the ‘related to’.

Elanor: That was a brilliant riddle, Troels! The "light of spring" was really a wonderful clue.

Thank you :blushes:

Regards,
Troels
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Post  Potteraholic on Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:33 am

Elanor - Oct 30, 2005 6:11 am (#1306 of 2941)
Edited Oct 30, 2005 7:13 am

Thanks Troels! You said this riddle was easier than the previous one so I shudder to think what a hard one would be! I have thought of a new one BTW, that is easier this time I think:

You can seek me
Either in the infinitely great
Or in the infinitesimal... You can chase me
As surely did Aberforth, my pal.
But be warned, before you start the quest,
That nobody but one ever caught me... Will you too?

Sorry for the rhymes that are awful!

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Elanor - Nov 1, 2005 7:03 am (#1348 of 2941)

Congratulations Kaykay! The answer of the Riddle was indeed "Chimaera"! As JKR says in FB, the Chimaera is a Greek monster "with a lion's head, a goat's body and a dragon's tail". Actually, the word "Chimaera", in Greek, simply means "she-goat", hence the Aberforth clue and the fact I told you the "goat" was the key. About the other clues:

You can seek me
Either in the infinitely great

The Chimaera is also a marine fish, and the "infinitely great" referred to the oceans.

Or in the infinitesimal...
According to the Oxford dictionary, a Chimaera is also "a DNA molecule with sequences derived from two or more different organisms, formed by laboratory manipulations"

You can seek me [...]
You can chase me [...]
But be warned, before you start the quest,
That nobody but one ever caught me...

A Chimaera is also a "thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve" (Oxford dictionary again). In short, it is an illusion: you can run after it but you'll never "catch" it.

The "but one" refers to JKR's text in FB: "There is only one known instance of the successful slaying of a Chimaera and the unlucky wizard concerned fell to his death from his winged horse (see page 42) shortly afterwards, exhausted by his efforts." That's why I used "to seek" and "to chase" in the riddle, to evoke Quidditch and thus someone flying. But I guess it wasn't such a good riddle.
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CatherineHermiona - Nov 1, 2005 11:04 am (#1352 of 2941)

Before the Riddle, only one thing to say: "Answer is not always on obvious places to look for." Laura book 2 - Signet of seven moons.

So here's the Riddle:

Although we are more than one
As one we used to be. Many years had run
Since we built our patrimony. Our blood still flows
Among the people in the world. We know it would be better though
If one's name we never heard. Now let us see, without stress:
Who we are, can you guess?

This one is really the easiest, I really think it is really easy to guess the clues. I'll be on the chat now, in 5 minutes, so you can come there and guess. And since I'm not the one who thinks that plagiarism is bad, I'll give credit to my mum who helped me.

Kate

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CatherineHermiona - Nov 1, 2005 10:22 pm (#1356 of 2941)

Well. Troels, your answer is correct, although not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for the name of the thread. All clues fit as yours as well, but about the name we wish we never heard, I thought Voldemort. And I wanted to put 'most of us' on the end of first two lines. I said this one is the easiest!

Kate
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Post  Potteraholic on Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:37 am

Troels Forchhammer - Nov 2, 2005 2:44 pm (#1364 of 2941)

Just put the finishing touches on my riddle I cannot take full credit for creating it, as the question was once put to me 'elsewhere', but I have rephrased it from a rather simple 'what is the connection between' type of question to a rhyming riddle (which might make it more difficult even if there are more hints hidden in the riddling words).

Here goes:

What's in a name,
some people will ask.
My name has got fame,
finding it is your task. If the door is locked
to your chambers of mind,
to have it unblocked
you should the hospital find. I found a dragon, 'tis true!
A common Welsh Green,
but you shouldn't pursue
how that could be seen. It all comes back, I fear,
to an awful degree,
it was in the year
nineteen seventy-three.

Have fun

Regards,
Troels

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Troels Forchhammer - Nov 3, 2005 12:18 am (#1369 of 2941)

Emily, Eglerio! A laita s'. That's it, Emily! And note that in OotP, when the kids met Lockhart in the Janus Thickey ward, the healer opened the locked door to the ward with an 'Alohomora!', and that Lockhart's mind was blocked down by the Chamber of Secrets. In general the Janus Thickey ward seems to be for patients whose minds are gone ... locked up. I imagine that Mr. Thickey was a patient of that ward that now bears his name after his wife found him.

Respectfully,
Troels

(NOTE: the riddle-creator did not state the answer outright in his post.)
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CatherineHermiona - Nov 8, 2005 12:51 pm (#1425 of 2941)

OK, I will. Here it goes:

My surname is the name of this,
I can't get rid of that. No one would miss
My times. My servant is rat. I have a gift that my ancestors had
Another guy with that gift wants to see me dead. As a Muggle I grew
But when I found out to be a wizard, it wasn't too much new.
Now do you know who am I?

It's too easy, come and try.
Ha, it is too easy, indeed.

Kate

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CatherineHermiona - Nov 8, 2005 11:20 pm (#1435 of 2941)

Finn, your answer is correct! I told you, I can't make a riddle that isn't easy..........

Kate

(NOTE: The riddle's creator did not post an answer in her post. Unfortunately, the riddle-solver's post was not copied for the Archives.)
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Post  Potteraholic on Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:40 am

Elanor - Nov 9, 2005 11:27 am (#1439 of 2941)

Thanks Finn! (BTW, I forgot to post about it on the chat thread but congratulations about GoF! I hope you'll tell us everything!) So, here it is! As the Riddle is easy there will be extra points if you manage to explain all the clues I've put in it, and there are quite a few of them...

Were you brave and victorious?
I was there for you.
Do you need some spice in your life?
I am there for you.
Either old and weak or young and adventurous,
I'll be there for you too.
But never forget there is more to me
Than meet (all) the eye(s),
Or in your sleepless nights
Rosemary, for you, I will be.

Good luck!

* answers below *
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Lina - Nov 15, 2005 2:45 pm (#1492 of 2941)

We had a nice chat in the chat room tonight and I've been talked into joining the Potty club. So, here I am! I hope Kate will not be too angry with me! Five galleons already sent with the Owl, I now expect my sunglasses. Actually, I'm not the only one who should get credits for solving the Riddle, but I came with the right answer, so I know that it is the right answer and I won't put it in white - it's Moaning Myrtle. Now, the clues, I can only try, I can never do it as good as Elanor would, so I expect her to do it again (I have the Java version of the chat, so I can't do the copy/paste thing).

Were you brave and victorious?
I was there for you.

This one is the reference to the past. Roman soldiers who came victorious from the war, would get a crown with a myrtle in it as recognition for the victory.

Do you need some spice in your life?
I am there for you.

This one is the reference to the present. Myrtle is indeed a spice that can be added to the food.

Either old and weak or young and adventurous,
I'll be there for you too.

As for old and weak, myrtle has some healing properties too. Young and adventurous people can get into trouble as well, so they could need the healing properties, but as a matter of fact, Moaning Myrtle did help Harry and was there for Draco when he was crying afraid of failure.

But never forget there is more to me
Than meet (all) the eye(s),

She had glasses, so she had four eyes, and she met the Basilisk's eyes as well.

Or in your sleepless nights
Rosemary, for you, I will be.

She haunted Olive Hornby while she was at school to make it even for the teasing, she was her "rosemary" and didn't let Olive sleep. There. I'm sure I missed something and Elanor could make it more clear. I'll come with a new riddle (you can bet it will be much easier) as soon as Kate and I work something up.
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Post  Potteraholic on Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:42 am

CatherineHermiona - Nov 16, 2005 10:33 am (#1497 of 2941)

Ok, my mum gave me a permission to post a new riddle. So here it goes:

If you look at my first or last name
You'll understand the bad fame.
Even if you judge by look,
You aren't looking in the right book.
That kind of judging was my fate.
When the truth came out, it was too late.
In the cave we used to hide,
Me and the one I used to ride.
Am I he or she,
It's yours to see.

This is easy riddle. I'm now in the chat room.

Kate

* answers below *
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Lina - Nov 16, 2005 2:19 pm (#1502 of 2941)

As I promised, the Riddle was simple, and yes, you are all right, but Tazzy was first . A little about the clues:

If you look at my first or last name
You'll understand the bad fame.

Here we really thought just about the names - Black meaning something dark, like dark magic, where he doesn't belong, and Sirius, like serious, which he was really not.

Even if you judge by look,
You aren't looking in the right book.

Well, he really looked like a criminal, especially right after he escaped Azkaban...

That kind of judging was my fate.
When the truth came out, it was too late.

In the cave we used to hide,
Me and the one I used to ride.

Those two were quite obvious and correct.

Am I he or she,
It's yours to see.

And this is just the need to put the question in the end. We are obviously not able to make a well camouflaged Riddle, but we are practicing, we are...

Now, looking for the new Riddle!
* riddle and answer copied/pasted/archived by Mona; formatted/posted by Potteraholic

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