Author Topic: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian  (Read 25584 times)

Ierne

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #270 on: February 27, 2020, 11:44:42 PM »
in the old tales-
she is the rising sun
she is the guardian of the place of life
she is the giver of gentle days and nights
but I know an old joke-
you cannot sit beneath her leaves without perishing


Ierne

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #271 on: March 25, 2020, 12:07:11 AM »
IS THIS TOO HARD FOR YOU ALL or are you just not into riddles right now???

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #272 on: March 25, 2020, 07:21:35 AM »
Too hard for me, I'm afraid - I can't even think of a guess for any of the lines, really :(
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #273 on: March 25, 2020, 08:23:28 AM »
Too hard for me too; the last line might suggest a tree of some sort, but I can't see how that fits with the rest.

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #274 on: March 26, 2020, 03:23:03 PM »
Some notes and a vague guess:

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The duke, the wanderer, the philosopher, the mariner, the warrior, the strategist, the storyteller, the wizard, the wayfarer...

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #275 on: March 26, 2020, 07:57:52 PM »
oops! sorry for making one no one could get!
Jubal was close in getting a flower, but the answer is actually a blue lotus

In the old tales = Egyptian and Greek mythology
the rising sun= the Egyptians used the open blue lotus as a symbol for the rising sun
guardian of the place of life= blue lotus growing in the Nile, which the ancient Egyptians thought of as a place of magical life/ressureation, as well as a literal life source
gentle days and nights= a reference to the lotus eaters of Greek myth, the blue lotus has soporific properties
...and the joke is based around the idea that if you tried to sit under a water lily (of any kind) you'd drown

...I think I just proved I'm too much of an Egyptology nerd to function, oh well :P

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #276 on: March 26, 2020, 08:48:07 PM »
Yeah, that's awesome, but admittedly beyond my Egyptological capabilities :) (Oooh, we should have some Egyptian smiley options...)

Whose turn is it now, then?

The duke, the wanderer, the philosopher, the mariner, the warrior, the strategist, the storyteller, the wizard, the wayfarer...

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #277 on: March 26, 2020, 09:00:34 PM »
Whose turn is it now, then?
Yours, I would say: you made the only thorough attempt at it, and you at least got a flower, even if it wasn't the right one.

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #278 on: March 27, 2020, 12:56:56 AM »
I agree, that was impressive!

(ooh and yes please to the Egyptian smileys :D )