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"Who Am I?" Riddles to Solve

I may be short. I may be tall. I may be big. I may be small but one thing's for sure I must say. You'll love these riddles any day! "Who am I?" and their cousin's "What am I?" Riddles or "What is it?" have much of the same structure. follow the clues to lead you to the answer.

Riddle: I have a heart that never beats, I have a home but I never sleep. I can take a man's house and build another, And I love to play games with my many brothers. I am a king among fools. Who am I?
Answer: The King of Hearts in a deck of cards.
Riddle: A father's child, a mother's child, yet no one's son. Who am I?
Answer: The daughter.
Riddle: A cloud was my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place, and I'm the torment of man. Who Am I?
Answer: Rain.
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Riddle: I'm a god, a planet, and a measurer of heat. Who am I?
Answer: Mercury.
Riddle: Which President wore the largest hat?
Answer: The one with the largest head.
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Riddle: I dig out tiny caves and store gold and silver in them. I also build bridges of silver and make crowns of gold. They are the smallest you could imagine. Sooner or later everybody needs my help, yet many people are afraid to let me help them. Who am I?
Answer: I am a Dentist.
Riddle: Some days you think I'm pretty, but some days you think I'm ugly. Some days you'll love me, but some days you'll hate me. If you think I'm not good enough, you might get rid of me. Who am I?
Answer: I'm YOU! Some days you think you're pretty, but some days you think you're ugly. Some days you'll love yourself, but some days you'll hate yourself. And if you think you are not good enough, you might get rid of yourself. Life is amazing :) Live your life to the fullest!
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Riddle: Tomorrow I am surely here, yesterday I am found as well. Today I am gone. Who am I?
Answer: The Letter R.
Riddle: I am a 5-letter word. Take away the first letter and I am a place's name. Take away the first two letters and I become the opposite of the 5 letter word. What am I?
Answer: Woman, oman, man.
Riddle: Some try to hide, and some try to cheat, but time will show, and we always will meet. Try as you might, to guess my name, I promise you'll know when you I do claim. Who am I?
Answer: Death.
Riddle: I saw a man in white, he looked quite a sight. He was not old, but he stood in the cold. And when he felt the sun, he started to run. Please answer me. Who could he be?
Answer: A Snowman.
Riddle: My first four letters describe all living things. My last five letters are another word for a knight. My job is to save you, and I'm a fan of water. Who am I?
Answer: I’m a lifeguard.
Riddle: I soar without wings, I see without eyes. I've traveled the universe to and fro. I've conquered the world, yet I've never been anywhere but home. Who am I?
Answer: I'm your imagination.
Riddle: You are my brother, but I am not your brother. Who am I?
Answer: I am your sister.
Riddle: I can sneak up on you or be right in front of you without you knowing. But when I reveal myself you will never be the same. Who am I?
Answer: Betrayal.
Riddle: Four kings of whom I am one lord. Often on deck but never on board. Though I have a large heart, I am always seen at war. During which I always wear a suit, but never a suit of armor. Who am I?
Answer: The king of hearts.
Riddle: I drink red juice, go drunk, gain weight, fly to the sky then die. Who am I?
Answer: A mosquito!
Riddle: I cut hair every day, but my hair stays the same. Who am I?
Answer: A barber.
Riddle: When I left, I didn't know where I was going; when I got there, I didn't know where I was; when I returned, I didn't know where I had been. Who was I?
Answer: Christopher Columbus - when he found the Americas.
Riddle: Some people like me some people don't. I can be good, but bad sometimes too. Who am I?
Answer: You.

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