Riddle Game

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Riddles As A Game
... The Riddle Game is a formalized guessing game, a contest of wit and skill in which players take turns asking riddles ... Riddle games occur frequently in mythology and folklore as well as in popular literature ... One prominent literary account of a riddle-game, drawing on a wider literary tradition of mythological wisdom-contests, occurs in the Old Norse Hervarar saga ok HeiĆ°reks, where the god Odin challenges ...
Smeagle - Appearances - The Hobbit
... At his wits' end in the dark, Bilbo agreed to a riddle game with Gollum on the chance of being shown the way out of the mountains ... than in later versions he offered to give the Ring to Bilbo if he lost the riddle game, and he showed Bilbo the way out of the mountains after losing ... he would show Bilbo the way out if he lost the riddle-game, but he actually planned to use his ring to kill and eat the hobbit ...

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)