From: John P Hughes (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 19 Aug 1994 - 03:11:20 EEST
THOSE DAMNED DORADDI RIDDLES Not much bite at all for these (thanks Martin). Were they too hard, or did I pick the wrong time - a couple of days before Convulsion?
Here are the riddles again and later, their answers. They were collected from semi-nomadic Doraddi tribal people, and, as Martin suggested, do reveal a lot about their culture and ways of thinking. Mostly they are about everyday objects, and occurences, though 9 is not.
I would not be surprised if similar riddles were told by the nomads of Prax.
HINTS: Doraddi spend a lot of time thinking about food. 4 & 6 are somehow linked. 13 is very difficult, but the riddle would be valid anywhere in Glorantha or earth. 7 is true only at certain times of the year.
GO BACK! DON'T READ THE ANSWERS YET: YOU CAN WORK SOME OF THEM OUT. Here they are: 1. An egg. 2. A grave (Doraddi are earth worshippers). 3. Hunger. 4. The tongue (among teeth). 5. A healing plant (totemic; inherited matralineally). 6. Fingers carrying food into the mouth. 7. Dew. 8. A canoe. 9. The Kresh. 10. The eyes (spirits are normally invisible) 11. Porridge in a pot on the fire. 12. A grass-fire. 13. The calf of the leg. (I got lynched for that one). 14. Chicken and egg. 15. Memory.
And there's still a prize for someone who comes up with an answer to:
Keruan comes and he children dance: the mother does nor dance.
I can't answer it because I didn't write it down and have since forgotten it.
Have Fun folks (Hee Hee)
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