# Ben Thomas Cowburn

Riddle Count: 29
Riddle: I am wasteful, but home to those unwanted. What am I?
Riddle: My rosy cheeks and sweet demeanor, Help to make your body leaner. What am I?
Riddle: Every country has one, though we are not the same. Waving to our citizens, throughout the wind and rain. What is it?
Answer: "A Flag" - Reasoning: Every country has a flag, to represent it, and as such no 2 countries flags are alike. As they tend to be flown up on flag poles, they wave in the wind.
Riddle: My veins of green may go unseen, Til on the ground I lay around. What am I?
Answer: "Leaves" - Reasoning: Leaves contain veins to transport water through the leaf, and as people would need to be up close to see them. Hence, these veins go unseen as they spend most of their time up in trees attached to branches. You only really get to see them when they fall to the ground.
Riddle: A light aloft alone in shadow, I light the way for paths you follow. What am I?
Answer: "Lampost" - Reasoning: Often, a street lampost will be a source of light above paths that are often travelled at night, hence it the reference to this lonely light guiding you on paths through the darkness.
Riddle: Where once there were many, now there are none. Time has done ticking; the hours are done. For now is an end, but also beginning, For darkest is now, but soon shall be thinning. What is it?
Answer: "Midnight" - Reasoning: The riddle is all about following something through to the end - a day. Once the day reaches its end, at midnight, when all the hours of the day are gone, right down to the last second, the clock resets. Thus, it marks both the end of a day and the beginning of a new one.
Riddle: I am born of light; I live by day but die in darkness. What am I?
Riddle: I lie in the earth, and under the ground; A map may reveal me for journey's abound; I can be found in squares, to reduce down to size; Or at the end of a strand, where attachment lies. What am I?
Riddle: Wingless, it flies, Never, it dies. Trickling slowly, Bringing all lowly. What am I?
Answer: "Time" - Reasoning: Time can both fly by and trickle slowly, depending on how exciting or boring a situation is. It doesn't die, which hints that its not a physical entity, more an idea. And "bringing all lowly" represents how all things decay and fall into a state of entropy over time.
Riddle: In this place, people lie, people cry, and people ask why. In this place, people sleep, people weep, and people's solitude, they keep. What is it?
Answer: "Graveyard" or "Cemetery" - Reasoning: Both "people lie" and "people sleep" are indications of many people using this place to lie down, or to sleep, which in itself is an odd thought. Crying and weeping indicate that this is a sad place, and the continued use of "people" allows this to mean not just those who are lying down or sleeping, but those who come to visit them there, (i.e. mourners). People come to ask the person grave why they did what they did that resulted in their death, as a form of mourning, or to ask their chosen God or Gods why they took that person to their grave. And peoples solitude refers to people sleeping on their own, or the mourners usually coming the mourn privately.