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Riddle 61

Colored as a maiden tweaked,
time was naught when I began;
through the garden I was sneaked,
I alone am the fall of man.
What am I?
Answer: Fruit from the Tree of Knowledge
Common Rely: Apple

Riddle 62

Early ages the iron boot tread,
with Europe at her command.
Through time power slipped and fled,
'til the creation of new holy land.
Who am I?
Italy (Rome)

Riddle 63

One thin, one bold,
one sick, one cold.
The earth we span,
to prey upon man.
Who are we?
Four horsemen of the Apocalypse

Riddle 64

One where none should be,
or maybe where two should be,
seeking out purity,
in the kings trees.
What am I?
A unicorn

Riddle 65

One tooth to bite,
he's the forests foe.
One tooth to fight,
as all Norse know.
What is it?
An axe

Riddle 66

This creature, part man and part tree,
hates the termite as much as the flea.
His tracks do not match,
and his limbs may detach,
but he's not a strange creature to see.
What is it?
A man with a wooden leg

Riddle 67

The part of the bird
that is not in the sky,
which can swim in the ocean
and always stay dry.
What is it?
A bird's shadow

Riddle 68

Dead and bound,
what once was free.
What made no sound,
now sings with glee.
What is it?
Any wooden musical instrument

Riddle 69

The root tops the trunk
on this backward thing,
that grows in the winter
and dies in the spring.
What is it?
An icicle

Riddle 70

Touching one, yet holding two,
it is a one link chain
binding those who keep words true,
'til death rent it in twain.
What is it?
A wedding ring

Riddle 71

The wise and knowledgeable man is sure of it.
Even the fool knows it.
The rich man wants it.
The greatest of heroes fears it.
Yet the lowliest of cowards would die for it.
What is this upon which I ponder?
Answer 1: Nothing
Answer 2: Something

Riddle 72

I am and yet can not
I am an Idea, yet can rot
I am two but none
I am on land, but on sea.
What am I?

Riddle 73

All in white
Fossil, fresh snow, a loan, the sky,
Just what am I?
A bride (something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue)

Riddle 74

I am a wonderful help to women,
The hope of something to come. I harm
No citizen except my slayer.
Rooted I stand on a high bed.
I am shaggy below. Sometimes the beautiful
Peasant's daughter, an eager-armed,
Proud woman grabs my body,
Rushes my red skin, holds me hard,
Claims my head. The curly-haired
Woman who catches me fast will feel
Our meeting. Her eye will be wet.
An onion

Riddle 75

What is greater than God,
Worse than the Devil,
The Poor have it,
The Rich need it,
Dead man eat it,
If you eat it you'll die.

Riddle 76

Power and treasure for a prince to hold,
Hard and steep-cheeked, wrapped in red
Gold and garnet, ripped from a plain
Of bright flowers, wrought - a remnant
Of fire and file, bound in stark beauty
With delicate wire, my grip makes
Warriors weep, my sting threatens
The hand that grasps gold. Studded
With a ring, I ravage heir and heirloom.
To my lord and foes always lovely
And deadly, altering face and form.
A sword

Riddle 77

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives;
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?

Riddle 78

Dawns away,
The day's turned grey,
And I must travel far away.
But I'll be back,
And then we'll track,
The light of yet another day.
Answer 1: The sun
Answer 2: A shadow

Riddle 79

Deep, dark, underground,
That is the place where I'll be found.
Yet brought into the light of day,
I sprinkle sunlight every-which-a-way.
Though dulled with oil I will be found,
I am remarkably well and throughly sound.
Cut me quick and it will be seen,
That I instantly have a marvelous sheen.
A diamond, gem

Riddle 80

Long legs, crooked thighs,
Little head, and no eyes.
A pair of tongs
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