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My Name From A God

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#22132
Fun:*** (2.84)
Difficulty:** (1.77)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:spookboy0Aus**
Corrected By:spookboy0

 

 

 



I'm the smallest of my kind, no doubt about that;
Compared to my brothers, I seem like a rat.

A blue face have I, a blue face, you know;
It's awfully cold here, with poisonous snow.

My name came from a god, a god with great might;
Although you know of me, I'm way out of your sight.

What am I?


Answer

The planet Pluto.

Stanza 1: Pluto is the smallest planet.

Stanza 2: Pluto's surface is blue because of frozen gases. The snow is a methane and nitrogen snow that is poisonous to us.

Stanza 3: Pluto is the Roman god of the Underworld (Hades in Greek myths). Pluto is too far away to be seen from Earth (without a telescope).

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Comments

TehIgnored*us*
Apr 07, 2005

wayyyyy too easy...but fun and well written all the same.
chidam11Ain*
Apr 07, 2005

Nicely Worded Teaser!
strangelove
Apr 07, 2005

Sorry...I didn't like this one. It was a bit hard for me.
froggyggAus*
Apr 07, 2005

Good teaser.
rockinchick
Apr 07, 2005

Pluto does have methane snow though (kind-of like precipitation)
(user deleted)
Apr 07, 2005

easy but cute
deadeye823**
Apr 08, 2005

I was thinking one of those blue-ice packs you store in the back of the freezer...i guess i was a little off lol
smurfy*
Apr 08, 2005

That was fun! Ruff Ruff
froggy220_0**
Apr 09, 2005

okay....
icequeen05**
Apr 09, 2005

i liked it!! it was easy tho.
Nightmare2991**
Apr 10, 2005

Easy. Inaccurate (kind of).

FUN!!!!
KatelinAus*
Apr 11, 2005

I got the answer right off, but the text is great! Loved this one.
jordana**
Apr 12, 2005

opivywise
Apr 12, 2005

Sure that was good. Extremely easy
Sparklegirl*
Apr 21, 2005

This was a fun and easy one! I liked it!
(user deleted)
Apr 21, 2005

nice easy but totally awsome
brain_deadAjm*
Apr 24, 2005

yes i was right
darthforman*
May 04, 2005




BookMidget***
May 11, 2005

I got it right! The riddle is awesome, and I wouldn't have got it if our class hadn't just learned about all the outer planets.
irnwkrwife
May 11, 2005

Had no idea....guess I need to study my planets
candyko_2
May 11, 2005

ez... but t'was fun
Ozymandias**
May 11, 2005

Good teaser, although I thought it was Neptune. The 'blue' threw me off. I thought Pluto was only a 'rock' with no precipitation.
quantumpbrane*us*
May 11, 2005

got it. it was a bit too easy....
daffy*
May 11, 2005

Nicely worded. It made me think for a couple of minutes. I first thought of the blue ice you put in the freezer, too, but I knew it didn't have a "god" name. Thanks for the good work!!
tamjpAus*
May 11, 2005

ditto what daffy said
dogboy*us*
May 11, 2005

good one spooky nicely done but a trifle easy
(user deleted)
May 11, 2005

I believe I saw this one on here about a month ago.... Anyway, it was way to easy...
jacstop*
May 11, 2005

A decent use of words to convey a common theme in braingledom
Kal22
May 11, 2005

Thought of everything except planets. Good teaser.
skimela*
May 11, 2005

the rhyme was really nice, but i was just clueless!!

great teaser!!
emilyb0902*
May 11, 2005

Nice - I'm a geologist and really enjoyed it. Took a minute to figure it out!
BrownEyesAus**
May 11, 2005

I actually got it!!!
I never get riddles!
darthforman*
May 11, 2005

easy
FulanitoGM*sv*
May 11, 2005

I guessed, and I got it right!! YAY-yeah!!!
FeaerFactorY666*us*
May 11, 2005

I actually got that one right! It took some thinking though. Excellent teaser!!!
mi2mo2tx*us*
May 11, 2005

Nicely worded... great teaser!
Alan123A*
May 11, 2005

that ws a verry good 1 wwwwaay eeeeeasssssssssssssssyyyyyyyyyy though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cookeechick05Aus
May 11, 2005

It was ez. The god thing and the Im way out of your sight heped me. The poisonous snow thing tnhrew me off.
Javian**
May 11, 2005

I liked the poem and facts. I was trying to figure out a blue planet, but I didn't think it'd be pluto. Nice job!
buttons03Aus*
May 11, 2005

Neat Teaser!
TherulerofthemAca*
May 11, 2005

easy ma feasy
ilmofuse
May 11, 2005

that was really creative, i would have never guessed!
irishflower**
May 12, 2005

i love riddles there the best that one was the best yet
ElectronJohn*us*
May 13, 2005

Nice job with this one. Fun to read and solve. Thanks for posting it.
cuddlydawg*
May 17, 2005

WOW!!!!!!!!! Do I feel stupid! LOL I didnt get it at first, but than after I read the answer, it dawned on me!
A classic teaser if ever I saw one!
Kudos
cuddlydawg*
May 17, 2005

I frogot to mention that it was a very well written WHO AM I teaser!
1blessedgirl*us*
Sep 20, 2006

I didn't know any of that. Very informative. I liked it.
syberchicAca*
Dec 30, 2006

I was convinced it was Titan.. close enough
VivicaAde*
Oct 23, 2008

Knew it!
bradon182001*us*
Oct 23, 2008

This was very nicely written, well thought out. Thanks for posting.
FredSAus*
Oct 23, 2008

I got this one just days after another riddle with Pluto as the answer, ergo this was very easy. Well written.
elentirAus*
Oct 23, 2008

Pluto is not blue. It's more of a brownish color. See here for a true color pic: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap010319.html
malogaleeAus*
Oct 23, 2008

wow i got it!! but i think its just because there was a pluto teaser just a few days ago...it was fresh in my mind! good one!
donquixote235Aus*
Oct 23, 2008

Initially I'd guessed Pluto, but then I recanted because Pluto is no longer a planet!

Good teaser, even if it is a little outdated now. ;-)
dennisdaltonAus**
Oct 23, 2008

Too easy, and I agree, a bit outdated. For those of you that are unaware, Pluto is no longer our 9th planet.
phyllisa*us*
Oct 23, 2008

I thought of Venus, because I thought Pluto wasn't a planet anymore!!!!
matap821
Oct 23, 2008

yea i dont believe that pluto is the smallest or farthest away in any category any more. also not blue, which forced me to think it was neptune, the smallest of the gas giants
avonmaAus*
Oct 23, 2008

"Rat" got me stuck on trying to think of an animal - and where in the world was "poisonous snow?" And of course, it wasn't in THIS world!
Good one!
avonmaAus*
Oct 23, 2008

"Rat" got me stuck on trying to think of an animal - and where in the world was "poisonous snow?" And of course, it wasn't in THIS world!
Good one!
emu77alu02us*
Oct 23, 2008

Pluto's not a planet anymore!?! They can't just take back something our teachers ingrained into us from kindergarten! Wait a second, it's happened many times...
(I really did know scientists changed Pluto's status)
auntiesisAus*
Oct 23, 2008

Easy because the poisonous had to be on another planet. Pluto will always be a planet to me, just like St. Christopher will always be the patron saint of travellers to me. Thanks for a good one.
dodgerh8ter*
Oct 23, 2008

I thought is was Neptune. Smallest of the outer planets now that Pluto is a planatoid and not a planet. Also, not so sure Pluto is blue. Neptune is however.
blove1974Aus
Oct 23, 2008

I agree nolonger a planet, should have posted this one a few years back.
spookboy0Aus*
Oct 23, 2008

This teaser was written when Pluto was a planet.
brain23tus*
Oct 23, 2008

Hmmm...at first I thought it was Mercury because that's one of the smallest planets...but then the blue thing...that's when I got it.
FatHeadAus*
Oct 23, 2008

I eventually stumbled upon it. Good teaser!
kp52Aus*
Oct 23, 2008

Good teaser. But Pluto is not considered a planet anymore so calling it a planet would be a misnomer now.
crocodiletca*
Jun 06, 2010

Ah, the good old days, when Pluto WAS a planet...
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 26, 2011

I don't see a recent date, but didn't we see this one not too long ago? My head may be in the clouds, but I hope there are no clouds in your next few days. If there are, may they all have silver linings! Wishing you sunny days, dear friends!
JQPublic*
Oct 26, 2011

I said Neptune. Now that I think of it Neptune is pretty big.
doeheadAus*
Oct 26, 2011

This is a sad day for the editors, there head must be stuck in the mud. This was just on within the last two weeks.
elentirAus*
Oct 26, 2011

Pluto is not blue. It is brown. See: http://goo.gl/HBxbJ
dsjtus*
Oct 26, 2011

I thought of Neptune. I thought Pluto was named after Mickey Mouse's dog. Plus I did not know Pluto was blue. I always thought it was a brownish reddish goldish color.
fitzie_99
Oct 26, 2011

Pluto's not a planet. It's part of the kuiper belt.
auntiesisAus*
Oct 26, 2011

Whatever. I got it easily, but it is a repeat.
I hope your weather is better than what they are predicting for us. Snow showers coming tomorrow.
jaycr*us*
Oct 26, 2011

Haven't seen this one before but a few days ago there was another riddle with the same answer, Pluto.
Caliban
Oct 26, 2011

yes, I am afraid that events have somewhat overtaken this answer. Pluto is no longer one of the planets, and Hubble has shown Pluto to be brown, not blue. Neptune is the smallest of the gas planets, it is (very) blue and composed largely of frozen methane. It is named after the powerful god of the sea.
Mandy7us*
Nov 04, 2011

I love Greek and Roman mythology. My friends and I are crazy over mythology.



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