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Alright, so I've read many other people's riddles/WAIs...so, I figured I'd write one...this one may be very easy to some, so...we'll see how quickly it gets solved.

I used to be unknown

and a source of great fear

Now there is plenty of warning

for when I draw near.

Calipso and Europa

and Ganymede are three

And Galileo is another

Specific name for me

I am noticable, though silent,

and I keep to the shadows.

My beauty and my splendor

Two of Eight never knows.

I wear my mask always,

both by day and by night.

I cause many to stare

Whether in awe or in fright

I'm part of the occult

but don't believe in ghosts

I've been around forever

that's something I can boast.

What am I?

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an astronomer. (or however it si spelt)

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an astronomer. (or however it si spelt)

Nope, good guess though!

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Nope, good guess though!

I believe they are moons

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I believe they are moons

Doesn't quite fit everything in the riddle...however that was the guess that I figured most people would make...I'll make one adjustment to the riddle:

I used to be unknown

and a source of great fear

Now there is plenty of warning

for when I draw near.

Calipso and Europa

and Ganymede are three

And Galileo is the fourth

Specific name for me

I am noticable, though silent,

and I keep to the shadows.

My beauty and my splendor

Two of Eight never knows.

I wear my mask always,

both by day and by night.

I cause many to stare

Whether in awe or in fright

I'm part of the occult

but don't believe in ghosts

I've been around forever

that's something I can boast.

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Is it anything to do with astronomy or am i in the erong ball park?

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Is it anything to do with astronomy or am i in the erong ball park?

Yes, it has to do with astronomy...

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Alright, so I've read many other people's riddles/WAIs...so, I figured I'd write one...this one may be very easy to some, so...we'll see how quickly it gets solved.

I used to be unknown

and a source of great fear

Now there is plenty of warning

for when I draw near.

Calipso and Europa

and Ganymede are three

And Galileo is another

Specific name for me

I am noticable, though silent,

and I keep to the shadows.

My beauty and my splendor

Two of Eight never knows.

I wear my mask always,

both by day and by night.

I cause many to stare

Whether in awe or in fright

I'm part of the occult

but don't believe in ghosts

I've been around forever

that's something I can boast.

What am I?

i was thinking...

panther, jaguar, tiger, something like that.

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Yes, it has to do with astronomy...

This is a tricky one, my answers only fit part of the riddle as i can tell.

I know Galileo had something to do with the first telescope or what we no call a telescope. If not a metior/comet would be my guess.

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i was thinking...

panther, jaguar, tiger, something like that.

my second guess is...

a meteor?

sorry if they have already been posted, i didn't look at any spoilers.

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Is it...

...A comet?

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I know Galileo had something to do with the first telescope or what we no call a telescope. If not a metior/comet would be my guess.

a meteor?

...A comet?

Nope, Nope, Nope...good guesses though...

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Alright, so I've read many other people's riddles/WAIs...so, I figured I'd write one...this one may be very easy to some, so...we'll see how quickly it gets solved.

I used to be unknown

and a source of great fear

Now there is plenty of warning

for when I draw near.

Calipso and Europa

and Ganymede are three

And Galileo is another

Specific name for me

I am noticable, though silent,

and I keep to the shadows.

My beauty and my splendor

Two of Eight never knows.

I wear my mask always,

both by day and by night.

I cause many to stare

Whether in awe or in fright

I'm part of the occult

but don't believe in ghosts

I've been around forever

that's something I can boast.

What am I?

the sun

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Is it an Eclipse?

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we'll know on July 7th

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Nope, Nope, Nope...good guesses though...

not a guess, but is a comet and a meteor the same thing?

also, my 3d guess...

is is Mars?

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Is it an Eclipse?

WINNER! and welcome to the Den...Well done all...I figured this one wouldn't be too difficult!

I used to be unknown

and a source of great fear -Some ancient cultures believed eclipses were signs that the gods were angry

Now there is plenty of warning

for when I draw near. -We know about eclipses in the future since they just follow the laws of nature

Calipso and Europa

and Ganymede are three

And Galileo is another

Specific name for me -This stanza is actually a reference to the Eclipse IDE for programming languages (just google "eclipse"...it's the first thing)...these were the 4 specifically named builds for the program.

I am noticable, though silent, -If there's an eclipse, people know it, but it doesn't make sound

and I keep to the shadows. -An eclipse is simply a shadow passing infront of another body

My beauty and my splendor

Two of Eight never knows. -Mercury and Venus won't have eclipses because they have no moons

I wear my mask always, -"masking" the sun/moon

both by day and by night. -Solar and Lunar eclipses

I cause many to stare

Whether in awe or in fright -Some people stare at the eclipse in awe, others used to be afraid of them

I'm part of the occult -another name for an eclipse is an occultation

but don't believe in ghosts

I've been around forever

that's something I can boast. -Since moons and the sun were around, there have been eclipses

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an eclipse?

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an eclipse?

please use spoilers. they're on the left side under the smileys in the quick access box when posting a comment.

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I've been trying to post for an hour so maybe I'm too late but...

And eclipse. The only part that doesn't fit is 'gallileo'. It's a probe, but I suppose you could stretch a point and call it a satellite.

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I've been trying to post for an hour so maybe I'm too late but...

And eclipse. The only part that doesn't fit is 'gallileo'. It's a probe, but I suppose you could stretch a point and call it a satellite.

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The previous guesses of "eclipse" make sense if you are a developer. eclipse is a popular open-source development environment and each release from 3.2 through 3.5 has been code-named with astronomical entities:

3.2 = Calipso

3.3 = Europa

3.4 = Ganymede

3.5 = Galileo

If that isn't the right answer, that is one heck of a coincidence!

Great WAI!

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An eclipse of the sun by a natural satellite of one of the eight planets.

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The previous guesses of "eclipse" make sense if you are a developer. eclipse is a popular open-source development environment and each release from 3.2 through 3.5 has been code-named with astronomical entities:

3.2 = Calipso

3.3 = Europa

3.4 = Ganymede

3.5 = Galileo

If that isn't the right answer, that is one heck of a coincidence!

Great WAI!

That is correct...hence my icon being the mascot of Java programming language :c).

that stanza was my intent to be referencing the Eclipse IDE.

Well done!

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My guess is...

a telescope or an astronomer.

At first I thought it was moons but then I read some of the spoilers.

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I was gonna guess Lunar Eclipse, because of the mention of Jupiter's moons, but I never would have guessed the progammer's code thing connection!

Awesome riddle, Pickett! Please make more! :thumbsup:

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

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