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Riddles (1)

May 1, 2012

SphinxThree riddles by Valeria-Johanna. All the answers can be found in Harry Potter’s world. To find the answers, highlight the area after the word Answer: like this. (If you are reading this on an iPad or other device on which this doesn’t work, you can find the answers here.)



I’m a well-respected character from a very ancient house.
You’ll jump when first you see me, though I wouldn’t hurt a mouse.
If somebody had been a bit more careful when he chopped,
My social life would be improved, just when it should have stopped.
Who am I?

Answer: Nearly Headless Nick


Made by a man of floral name,
Adorned by one with royal claim—
What am I?
(Take care when things begin to bubble:
Double the help, or double trouble?)

Answer: the Potions Book, written by Libatius Borage and annotated by ‘the Half-Blood Prince’


Azkaban? Now I’m starting to worry.
Me fight in the sky over Surrey?
Last I knew, I was there,
Chatting up a young fare—
Then everything goes a bit blurry.

Who am I, and where was I—please?

Answer: Stan Shunpike, in the Knight Bus


From → Games, Riddles

  1. raisedbywolves482 permalink

    Okay, taking a guess here:
    1. Whomping Willow
    2. Narcissa Malfoy perhaps? 🙂
    3. Sirius

  2. Sorry, 0 out of 3 that time! I can sort of see where you’re coming from with 1 and 2, though… When you’ve had enough of guessing, you can mouse over the area next to ‘Answer’ to find out the answer – or click on the link near the top if you’re using a tablet computer or phone.

    Thanks for coming and having a go!

    • raisedbywolves482 permalink

      Aw, well, I’ll be trying more anyway 😉 Thanks 🙂
      Just got it there!! Number 1 is Nearly Headless Nick 🙂 Don’t know about the others though 🙂

  3. You’re right. Good luck with the others!

  4. Ann permalink

    It’s great to see the riddles here, and to see someone trying to solve them, we had a lot of fun and did some really hard thinking when solving them (or failing to) originally.

    • We certainly did. And occasionally tested our knowledge of the obscurer areas of the Potterverse.

      • raisedbywolves482 permalink

        Yeh, some of the stuff is so difficult 😉 And thanks for following, if you’ve got any book suggestions just say 😉

  5. Dani permalink

    The first one is Nearly headless nick.
    The second one would it be the Half-Blood Prince’s potions book? Royal claim??
    The third one Sounds like Sirius Black, but I don’t think it is. Could it be Stanley Shunpike, he was sent to Azakban and was under the imperious??? I don’t know. 🙂

  6. You’re doing well! You can reveal the answers by mousing over the space underneath, just after where it says ‘Answer’. Or if you’re using a smart phone or tablet, where this doesn’t work, you can click on this link:

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