The Riddle Of The Sphinx
Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.
The sphinx wanted to know which one of the three gods stole the golden apple. Was it Horus, Anubis or Osiris?
''I didn't,'' said Horus.
''Osiris did,'' said Anubis.
''Anubis is lying,'' said Osiris.
The sphinx knew that one god was telling the truth and the other two were lying.
Who stole the golden apple?
HintGuess your answer and check if it is correct.
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Answer
Horus stole the golden apple. Horus and Anubis were lying. Osiris was telling the truth.
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Comments
RRAMMOHAN
Oct 18, 2012
 Stimulates thinking. A good one. 
Gbdf
Oct 24, 2012
 Thanks RRAMMOHAN! 
Tintin
Nov 09, 2012
 I got it right!! 
Gbdf
Nov 10, 2012
 Congratz! 
chessgenius
Nov 11, 2012
 Good, but i still dont get the logic behind the correct identification. 
kmrutledge
Nov 20, 2012
 Pretty good! It made me think, but I finally got it. 
Gbdf
Nov 21, 2012
 Chessgenius: Read the question again and again, and you will understand it.
Kmrutledge: Congratz and Thanks! 
spikethru4
Nov 28, 2012
 chessgenius: Suppose Horus is telling the truth; this means the other two are lying. But if Anubis is lying then Osiris's statement is true, which is a contradiction.
Therefore Horus is lying about not stealing the apple, so he is the thief. 
DarthXenon
Feb 26, 2013
 Got it! 
bunnymother
Jun 20, 2013
 I like these kinds of teasers. 
Babe
Jan 20, 2014
 I got the right answer and thought Ihad figured it out, but actually it is still a mystery to me even though my theory was right. It is not the same as some of you are saying. Very confusing. 
eighsse
Jan 20, 2014
 Very easy one. Good work. 
Maggiethe8th
Jan 20, 2014
 'need to work on my logic skills.... 
cutebug
Jan 20, 2014
 Good one for the younger crowd. To obvious us for others. 
auntiesis
Jan 20, 2014
 Easy, but I love logic problems. 
sree
Jun 28, 2014
 A gr8 one... 
dewtell
Jan 19, 2015
 The key to many problems like this (with some # of true and false statements) is to look for statements that are directly contradictory  like Anubis's and Osiris's in this problem. Having found a contradiction, you know that one statement must be true and the other false, no matter which is which. Then use that information together with the total number of true and false statements to help figure out the rest. In this case, you know that the remaining statement (Horus's) must be false, so he must be the guilty one. 
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