Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Answer to Monday's Riddle! The Trickster, Anansi!

Excellent guessing Riddlers! This week, we'll be caught up in Anansi's web. Fairday's review will spin a tale, and Friday, we'll chat with one of Anansi's closest friends, Bish Denham. Over the weekend, we always enjoy hearing from you on The DMS Wants to Know. See you all around the book block. ; ) ~ F

I'm a trickster, who's known very well. A keeper of magic with stories to tell. I've a few friends, though none who I trust. For instance, a tiger who'd turn me to dust. But, I'm not upset, nor do I tarry- even though he's big, and certainly scary. You see, I have my words, and I know that they're clever. They help me get though any endeavor. Weaving my web, I scuttle 'cross land, using my powers and quick slight of hand. Leaving behind this lingering line; you'll get yours, and I'll take mine. 

Who am I?Answer: The keeper of stories, Anansi! 

Here's one of Anansi's riddles: Can you solve the puzzle?
My father has a thing in his yard. The more you feed it the hungrier it gets. What am I?

Here's a clue ; )

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  1. Oh! I like that you've posted a puzzle from the book! Thanks!

  2. I should have gotten that! I knew Bish's book was to be featured here this week. No idea on her riddle, though.

  3. Hmm still scratching my head... not familiar with this one.

  4. I love riddles! I grew up with African folktales so Anansi is one of my favorites. Trickster charaters in general are my favorites. As for the riddle...? My guess is a lawn or some sort of plant. Or maybe a fire? Dunno...

  5. I have no idea, but the first things that comes to mind is a tree?

  6. Fantastic riddle! That little spider is too cute -- well, the first one. The second one... not so much. *shudders* lol. Great post, ladies! <3

    --Michele & Katertot @ A Belle's Tales

  7. +JMJ+

    I'm not sure what it could be in the yard, but if it were in the house, I'd say a bowl of yeast or a jar of the "ginger bug" used to make homemade sodas and ales. =)

  8. Great riddle! I get icky about spiders but the illustrated one is really pretty.

  9. Oh goodness why did you have to show that picture of a spider? I can see it crawling around in my mind *shutters* ~ Oh! Anansi. I know that story (:

  10. Spiders! Yikes I really don't like them. I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with Claudine that spider is not pretty!

  11. Uck, a close-up of a spider! Yet a weaver of tales.


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