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Risen

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

 

Puzzle ID:#25329
Fun:*** (2.98)
Difficulty:** (1.94)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:tamjpAus*****
Corrected By:SaturnCat08

 

 

 



I'm seven times seventy,
Plus a decade more.
This has all happened before.
Red and gold, I am no liar.
My nursery will be made
From my funeral pyre.

Who am I?





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Comments

sweetime**
Aug 15, 2005

that was so cute tam!
lycanthropeAus*
Aug 15, 2005

Before I looked at the hint I guessed an old growth forest. The hint gave the answer away. Nice job!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 16, 2005

tam, this is outstanding, great job
zonahoboAus**
Aug 16, 2005

I thought it was getting hot around here .. Phoenix born and raised .. I figure we have another 375 years give or take .. Nice poem .. I liked it but I'm biased!
schatzy228*us*
Aug 19, 2005

VERY WELL DONE!! NICE VERSE, GREAT CLUES , AND MOSTLY , I DIDNT GET IT!! BRAVO!
HatGuy07*
Aug 20, 2005

Get a hobby
froggyggAus*
Aug 22, 2005

Great teaser tam. I really enjoyed this one.
tamjpAus*
Aug 22, 2005

Thank you. I am glad you liked it ! I really enjoyed making this one. I was burning up with inspiration. This was my first riddle. I hope to make more.
loveshellylove**
Aug 24, 2005

Wonderful!!! Loved it!!!
Make more like it!!!!
YellowDays**
Aug 24, 2005

I like mythical creatures so this was fun
NTaliesen**
Sep 19, 2005

Not too hard in this Harry Potter world, but fun thanks for the teaser.
teaser55
Sep 19, 2005

Excellent hope you do more like it.
SaturnCat08*
Sep 19, 2005

Great Job!
OldChinaHand**
Sep 19, 2005

Except for the 'red and gold, I am no liar' line...it could have been an old growth pine forest, which needs a fire to release seeds of the next generation, but rack one up for the old bird. Nice Job.
ceeyaaa**
Sep 19, 2005

I was clueless I like it when I learn something new
dutchymonster*en*
Sep 19, 2005

Nice one Tam

Like it a lot
toupsy121
Sep 19, 2005

i did not see the hint so i guessed it was the black death. The red and gold i couldnt figure out. but victims of the black death were burned.
mekaboo27**
Sep 19, 2005

After reading it several times I could only think about the sun. I was glad that you made some reference to the sun in your answer because I felt alot better knowing that I had some clue on what the answer was. This being your first one it was a good one . Keep it coming!!!!!
boriqua*
Sep 19, 2005

Well done.
learnbyosmosis
Sep 19, 2005

I liked it. The only reason I guessed was because I'm a fan of the phoenix. I didn't know about the 500 years or the Egyptian part though. Nice.
mollerd
Sep 19, 2005

I didn't get it but it was still cool Nice for your first teaser!!
jacoblyre
Sep 19, 2005

590 the time is all i could think. best one ive read yet.
zonarita*us*
Sep 19, 2005

Your first teaser!!! Wonderful job. I loved it, and I think I got it, not because I live in Phoenix, but because I watched the Harry Potter movie recently. Looking forward to the grandson coming in; as I know he's going to love your teaser. Write more, please!
Swordoffury1392*us*
Sep 19, 2005

I couldn't get it, but my sister got it right away. She says that the funeral pyre gave it away.
akm365*
Sep 19, 2005

i did not have any clue what the answer was even after reading the hint i understand this is your first teaser so i do what to say great job and welcome to the teaser community
POPSca*
Sep 19, 2005

That was a tough one but I enjoyed it You learn something new every day,Good job
riddlelover**
Sep 19, 2005

Wow! That's pretty neat! I love learning about mythology, and a good riddle like this has lots of information! Great job! Keep 'em comin'!
tlt1012
Sep 19, 2005

Thank God I'm a Harry Potter fan! Nice one!
Aarghonautsus*
Sep 19, 2005

I forgot they live 500 years, but I still guessed a Phoenix Huzzah!! Aaaannnndd..Nice riddle!!
smilingpatienceAus*
Sep 19, 2005

Um.... not the best ever, decent. Just didn't keep the interest though.
jabdrAus*
Sep 19, 2005

Hmmm..I guess I'm going to have to read Harry Potter...from 1st to last book. I took a very lucky guess after I read the hint. Good one!
jabdrAus*
Sep 19, 2005

Hmmm..I guess I'm going to have to read Harry Potter...from 1st to last book. I took a very lucky guess after I read the hint. Good one!
redneck_woman**
Sep 19, 2005

Didn't look at the hint, and was leaning towards Joan of Arc - you know - burned at the stake? oh, well, you got me on this one; it was terrific for your first attempt!
redneck_woman**
Sep 19, 2005

Didn't look at the hint, and was leaning towards Joan of Arc - you know - burned at the stake? oh, well, you got me on this one; it was terrific for your first attempt!
spoiled_rotten*us*
Sep 19, 2005

oops i thought it was a vampire
trickster2005Aus*
Sep 19, 2005

i thought it was king tut
channa1996*us*
Sep 19, 2005

u r cool with a k!!
mbunap*
Sep 19, 2005

Guessed The Phoenix almost immediately but did not immediately click on the answer, for I did not know if The Phoenix was red and gold. I was also uncertain of its life span. It's good to learn from a teaser.
Haylie1506*
Sep 21, 2005

Sadly...*sniff*...I didn't get it...
tamjpAus*
Sep 28, 2005

Sorry for any confusion. This was NOt my first teaser, just my first RIDDLE. Thanks for the warm wishes though.

Glad you liked it! Most of you anyhow!

The Phoenix is fascinating. It is defined and expressed in many different mythologies.

Thanks. Peace
Azry
Oct 12, 2005

One of my favorite riddles, thanks! (I've likewise always been fascinated by the pheonix.)
bookworm91**
Nov 17, 2005

i liked that one cuz i got it! i forgot where i learned about the pheonix but o well...
rkaalandAus*
Nov 29, 2005

Great!! Yea for HP otherwise I may not have gotten it!!!
Zozo_The_ZoAus*
Sep 19, 2008

Awesome teaser!!!! I got it, but only thanks to Harry Potter!
bradon182001*us*
Sep 19, 2008

Nice teaser, well written. I knew it immediately, but enjoyed reading it. Thanks for posting.
FredSAus*
Sep 19, 2008

Very well written. Easy, but very well writte. Nice job.
doeheadAus*
Sep 19, 2008

EZ
phyllisa*us*
Sep 19, 2008

Easy but I did learn a few new facts!!!!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 19, 2008

Not too difficult to figure this one out, but very well written.
avonmaAus*
Sep 19, 2008

Nice one!
I guessed the correct answer, but I didn't know the details. Thanks!
KarmenAus*
Sep 19, 2008

I, too, thought of Harry Potter's wand, but the content, rhyme and meter of this riddle really reminded me of Sylvia Plath's poem, "Lady Lazarus": "I've done it again/ One year in every ten..."
abrainus*
Sep 19, 2008

Fun riddle Although I got the answer, I learned some details from your explanation. Thanks
davidrools*
Sep 19, 2008

John McCain! Oh wait, he's a liar, so that can't be.

Good riddle!
UptheHillA*
Sep 19, 2008

cacepcAus**
Sep 19, 2008

Finally, an enjoyable Brainteaser. Did the math, just didn't make the connection. Excellent work. ENCORE! ENCORE! Please give us more!
tamjpAus*
Sep 22, 2008

Thank you
All! I can't believe it has been more than three years since I wrote that one! Time flies!
Harry Potter did inspire me btw. I am glad you enjoyed the rhyme and riddle.

Karmen, I will have to read that poem. thanks
JQPublic*
Sep 20, 2011

Got it right by pure guesswork!
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 20, 2011

Although i got it immediately, without the hint, it was an excellent teaser. First on ever to make it to my favourites list.
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 20, 2011

Well written teaser - thanks! It's a beautiful day here - hope it's a good one for my friends!
doeheadAus*
Sep 20, 2011

AWOR- what else can I say. A to my friends. And to all my enemies-remember to inhale before you exhale and smile( it takes less facial muscles)
Jessi-watau*
Sep 20, 2011

I think I know too much mythology, I actually got it right... usually I have to use the hint for these, half the time I don't even get it then
auntiesisAus*
Sep 21, 2011

EZ, AROB.
Hi G & K
klsowell*
Jun 23, 2012

Awesome! I love phoenixes!



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