Riddle #18

My step is slow, the snow’s my breath,I give the ground a grinding death.My marching makes an end to me,slain by sun or drowned in sea. Answer: [Glacier](Answers are in white text, select it to reveal)


  1. Alethia said,

    June 11, 2006 at 3:54 am

    Winter, perhaps?

  2. Nuno said,

    June 11, 2006 at 8:01 am

    Could it be a glacier?

  3. Mika said,

    June 11, 2006 at 1:15 pm

    I’m guessing snowflake?

  4. blah said,

    June 11, 2006 at 6:11 pm

    The wind?

  5. blah said,

    June 11, 2006 at 7:51 pm

    Oh wait, Nuno is right. It’s a glacier.

  6. scooter said,

    June 18, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    hey, um, this one stinks. “the snows my breath”??? i mean, come on…that makes no sense. Go back to glacier school. They don’t have ice breath, genius.

  7. marty said,

    June 18, 2006 at 6:32 pm

    It’s a riddle. Riddles commonly use this type of anthropomorphism.

    The start of the line refers to a step, which is establishing the line as a comparitive to a living thing. I suppose next you’ll say Glacier’s can’t walk either, so how can they take a step. In the same way the line referring to breath is what is being exhaled (or let out) as it moves, which can be considered snow.

  8. Apples said,

    July 5, 2007 at 4:40 pm


  9. jessica said,

    September 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm


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