Did you know that riddles are found in both ancient and modern cultures all over the world? They have been used both to entertain and teach through the ages. Riddles fall into two categories: enigmas (descriptive or ‘what am I?’ questions) and conundra (witty questions or paradoxes). Riddle-contests often appear in stories and myths. The hero must solve the riddle to complete a quest or to defeat an enemy. To solve a riddle use your creative thinking! Riddles often use imaginative or symbolic descriptions, puns, or unique perspectives to hide their answers.
We hope that your day is riddled with interesting ideas and experiences today. Remember to think kind thoughts, use kind words, and do kind things. We Love You.
The oldest recorded riddles are from Babylonian writings that were probably used for school or education. The riddles are preserved, but not their answers.