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Four Brothers!

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

 

Puzzle ID:#22652
Fun:*** (2.94)
Difficulty:** (2.1)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:chidam11Ain***!!!
Corrected By:solarsistim321

 

 

 



We are four brothers in this world and we're all born together.
The first one runs and never wearies.
The second eats and is never full.
The third drinks and is ever thirsty,
The fourth sings a song that is barely heard.

Who are we?




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Comments

markmonninAus*
May 04, 2005

I'm an RPG player so I got it... I loved it!
Leviathan
May 04, 2005

WOW!!!!!!!!
javin*
May 05, 2005

cool...
Maverick4ever20
May 05, 2005

Part of this teaser reminds me of a riddle I once heard which is why I got it right away... I very much enjoyed it though.
Mgirl646
May 05, 2005

it was ok, it was really easy though
radar5000*
May 05, 2005

liked it!!!
samrenee*
May 05, 2005

I thought about it and thought about it, but i peeked at the answer..which was pretty awesome. Nice to think of the qualities that way.
wolfeyes89*
May 05, 2005

i got as soon as i read it which for me is a big surprise,
cola_vixen**
May 05, 2005

omg its so cool how someone can think of useing the elemnts like that! thats really cool i liked it...
xsadclowneyezxAit*
May 06, 2005

arent there 5 elements?? but yea, that tickled my fancy
Doris**
May 06, 2005

It was fun, but easy
darthforman*
May 08, 2005

Captain Planet!
He's our hero!
jk
(user deleted)
May 08, 2005

This was annoying and boring i didn't like it at all but keep trying
brunettebabe*
May 13, 2005

good job i liked it
princess0611Aus*
May 13, 2005

Very nice. I liked how you worded the clues.
humancalclator9*
May 19, 2005

yeah i agree with princess i didn't get it (no surprise ) but i really liked the water and wind clues

great job that was awesome
crw1213**
May 20, 2005

uuuuummmmm...........i dont get it....how can like water, fire, earth and wind be brothers....it dont make sense... but thats just me
Javian**
May 28, 2005

great riddle, but too easy!

(to the previous commenter: water runs, fire eats, earth drinks, wind sings)
emily103**
Sep 10, 2005

stumped me. i was on the right track, but i didn't get fire and earth. thought it was water wind water wind, but then it would be two brothers and not four...
great teaser!
TheEarthling*no*
Nov 15, 2005

I got it right away! Great teaser!
wolfeyes89*
Jan 10, 2006

easy..I'm really into all the elements so i got it right away
aaks94Aus*
Feb 19, 2006

Great riddle i got it!
sweetmamaAus*
Feb 22, 2006

Woo, hoo. I got it to!
zonarita*us*
Mar 15, 2006

Nicely written Chidam. I'd have made it four sisters!
zigthepigAen*
May 01, 2006

I love this Chidam, one of my favourites..
Crazycriely*
May 28, 2006

well what do u mean "born together?"
Funky_MunkyAau*
May 28, 2006

this was... great... it was really easy tho!!
kingfisherqueenwa
May 28, 2006

That was a really good one! I was looking at it for ages and gave up so I looked at the answer then I realised how obvious it was!
Great job
OldChinaHand**
May 28, 2006

Good reworking of an oldie. In china the fifth element is wood.
Moharraqi
May 28, 2006

Hi Everybody,
I also agree that the teaser was somewhat too easy. My answer for the first brother was Time rather than Water. I think Water is inaccurate, for though it does run but it wearies when the source dries out. Time on the other hand runs and does not weary because it does not depend on a source.
shawneeo*us*
May 28, 2006

Well, I'm glad so many liked it. I like it except for: they are all born together. That just totally threw me off, because I don't know how they are supposed to be born together. I knew there was a fifth element also, wood, that two others mentioned. I got water, but like I said: "born together..." stopped me froom getting the whole thing. Nonetheless, I liked how it was written. Thanks!
thimblenogginus*
May 28, 2006


I guess they were born together either in the "Big Bang" or in "Creation". Take your pick. Or maybe come up with a new answer for us all."
TherulerofthemAca*
May 28, 2006

Got it, I actually got lucky because I watched a show about Angels and Demons, which mention the elements.
lmurray*cn*
May 28, 2006

WHERE AND WHEN WERE THEY BORN? WHO GAVE THEM BIRTH?

I ENJOYED THE ANSWER, BUT I DON'T THINK IT WAS WRITTEN WELL.
churchlady*
May 28, 2006

Thanks - great teaser.
kukuzyavochkawa*
May 28, 2006

Thank-you, for my first smile this morning. It was fun and hard to figure out...but I looked at the answer and wammed myself. Good one, this one is one of my favorite teasers!
kman613**
May 28, 2006

I too did not get the "born together" reference - it threw me off. After seeing the answer, it sort of makes sense I guess.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
May 28, 2006

Could get only two.
lindquist_25Aus*
May 28, 2006

Okay....I don't really see how the earth drinks. Whatever. Cute idea.
crissyn*
May 28, 2006

somehow i got this. i was thinking the four elements of the zodiac, so maybe that has something to do with the "born" thing. i think this is worded nicly. good job.
coachpisco*
May 28, 2006

Hmmmmm.....
banzai*
May 28, 2006

I kinda agree with imurray. I know, scary, but how were the elements born, and why are they brothers? Interesting riddle though. thank you.
AwwwSweet*
May 28, 2006

Good teaser, I also got it right away but I bump into this a lot.

I think some people are hitting a "bump in the road", namely that they are thinking of the four elements as the item itself. The element "Water" does not only refer to what we drink or swim in, but rather the overall idea of fluidity and cohesion. Earth is the idea of solidity and foundation, Fire as energy and combustion, Air as motion, vibration and pressure. Life could not exist without all four, thus they are brothers and must be "born together" to create life.

I somewhat argue Wood or Metal as base elements as they must be created through all four of the other elements. However, that is just my own opinion.
Stuff1us*
May 28, 2006

The brothers part tripped me up, but I likes it!
drift15*
May 28, 2006

i got it, but i thought wind ran and water sang...which makes sense in a way, rite? but yeah i have no common sense.
Neek*us*
May 28, 2006

Good one!
tdbrsun*
May 28, 2006

This one made me think! and think! I loved the answer. I had to look before I got it.
Winner4600*
May 28, 2006

Some people just don't appreciate good teasers... Great job, chidam!!!
POPSca*
May 28, 2006

Nice one Chidam Ya got me good
Musikman212*ca*
May 28, 2006

Good old riddle rewritten. Good job.
scallioAus*
May 28, 2006

You got me. I only guessed water.

I have to say I didn't feel the "brothers" clue fit nor the "born together".

Sometimes the wind really howls loudly (especially during hurricanes and tornadoes) and sometimes the earth floods and isn't thirsty.

I appreciate the poetry. Guess this one just wasn't for me.

vlermaAus*
May 28, 2006

Chidam this was great! Very nice job! Can't claim any native American blood, but I used to enjoy Earth Wind and Fire music so it was just a quick thought of what ran and water fit the bill. I also enjoyed the explanation of brotherhood and birth. Keep them coming.
BastetA*
May 28, 2006

Well, I could quibble about the four *brothers* part, since Earth and Water are female elements in astrology, but I love the poetry. It was beautiful! Thanks for such a great riddle.
syracuse945*ph*
May 28, 2006

hey, cool... lykd it a lot! i got it, 2! yay... i was think'n of the planeteers wen i red this... u no, from captain planet... haha... well, thanx 4 this...

kashbyAus*
May 28, 2006

that was ok, but i didnt get it right of the bat
syracuse945*ph*
May 28, 2006

PS: o yeah... ignor the pers'n hu cmmnted b4 me... they probli ddn't get it... it rili was a gud 1...
chidam11Ain*
May 29, 2006

Thank You all very much for your valuble comments.
stang99Ain**
May 29, 2006

YAY!!! I got all ....Really good.Keep it up.
peanut-tiara*ca*
May 29, 2006

Easy but well written. I think some people are taking it too literally and need to think more metaphorically and just have fun!!!
doka13*ml*
May 29, 2006

hmmmmm.... i should have gotten that
Dubber*us
May 31, 2006

to easy but fun
learningchineseus*
Jun 20, 2006

Not bad, but I'm sure it is Mother earth, not Brother!
4demo*
Dec 15, 2007

Good teaser!
doeheadAus*
May 28, 2009

Another easy oldie.
builderus*
May 28, 2009

too easy
UptheHillA*
May 28, 2009

NICE1!!!
auntiesisAus*
May 28, 2009

I must have heard something like this before, because I got it easily.
I don't understand "born together", but otherwise well written. Thanks.
blackwolfe
May 28, 2009

Great riddle! I loved it, even though I got it right away. Of course, I only got it because the same riddle in slightly longer verse appears in a Chinese mythology book I have.

As for the four brothers born at the same time, the book I have explains that when the giant of creation, Pangu, died: his breath became the god of the wind; his flesh became the god of earth and soil; his blood became the god of waters; and his spirit became the god of fire.

Side note: nowhere in my book does it mention any goddesses. Can we say male ego dominance?
Babe*
May 28, 2012

FOR THE FIRST ONE,I ALSO GOT TIME! For the thirst one, I thought a river or body of water. Oh well!
iggy39Aus*
May 28, 2012

I thought it was GREAT I didn't get it but I'm not very good at these brain teasers. Good jo Chidam



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