What Has Roots Nobody Sees?

What has roots that nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
Yet it never grows?

A mountain (from Tolkien)

Posted in Riddles


11 Comments on "What Has Roots Nobody Sees?"

Seraphina says
February 16, 2015 @ 09:35


taya wright 7th grade says
November 4, 2015 @ 07:00

I really love the riddles expecially the one with the horse that is named Friday and the cowboy

Mikem says
January 13, 2016 @ 17:29

Ok so i was on a website and saw this riddle and i thought i figured out the answer and then i clicked to see the answer and it said mountains…idk how a mountain has roots that nobody sees, and i looked on a forum and people were arguing between kite and mountain….my thought was an airplane,

It has roots, (route) play on words kind of thing, it has a root thats never seen

It goes up up up and never grows

And its taller than a tree

Just my thought

Dan says
January 14, 2016 @ 11:23

@Mikem Mountains have roots. Here’s a geological society article about them.

Gibbie says
June 18, 2016 @ 01:23

It’s from the hobbit and there are a few more from hobbit. Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still.

Answer: Teeth.

A box without hinges, key or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

Answer: Egg

This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.

Answer: Time

Patricia says
February 15, 2017 @ 15:43

I love this game sometimes I get the answers and sometimes I don’t that’s why I love this game I can never get the questions on “Jeopardy” lol

Ian H says
May 16, 2017 @ 05:55

….except mountains do grow (it’s called orogeny in geology). The Himalayas are still growing faster than the rate they are being weathered down.

Cheyenne b says
February 3, 2019 @ 12:23

I say moon.

Shadow says
March 24, 2019 @ 00:16


Delores says
May 21, 2019 @ 18:59

I see a kite high in the sky but the string and person “rooting it to the earth” are often not within my eyesight (unseen). Kites go up, up, up -higher than the trees- but they do not grow.
Makes sense to me. Mountains…not so much. Mountains do grow. That’s what makes them mountains.? And roots?????

Bree says
October 13, 2020 @ 23:59

OOMMGG!!! another LOTR one!!! YYAASSSS!!

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