Exclusive Snape's riddle  
(from Philosopher' Stone book)  


  1. Read Snape's original riddle

  2. Solve it (move onward) and don't cheat! The same goes for Slytherins!

  3. Then, press on the bottle you believe will lead you forward

  4. Read what Snape has to say about your answer! (100% Snape' style)

  5. After finding the good bottle, try the other ones and read Snape's "comments" about those choices!! 

 Note: Do not steal my idea. 
I had to work on completing the missing riddle elements myself
as well as on the graphics to make the riddle accurate. 
So if you love this, link directly to this page!

Snape's Riddle
(see disclaimer)
He pulled open the next door, both of them hardly daring to look at what came next -
but there was nothing very frightening in here, just a table with seven differently shaped
bottles standing on it in a line. "Snape's," said Harry. "What do we have to do?"
They stepped over the threshold, and immediately a fire sprang up behind them
in the doorway. It wasn't ordinary fire either; it was purple. At the same instant,
black flames shot up in the doorway leading onward.

They were trapped. "Look!" Hermione seized a roll of paper lying next to the bottles.
Harry looked over her shoulder to read it:

"At least, Qui-qui-quir- Quirrell will be surprised to see this one! 
Now let's hope his logic is as feeble as his 
Defense against the Dark Arts teaching talents! 
If so, he'll need a second head to solve this one for sure!"

Danger lies before you, while safety lies behind,

Two of us will help you, which ever you would find,

One among us seven will let you move ahead,

Another will transport the drinker back instead,

Two among our number hold only nettle wine,

Three of us are killers, waiting bidden in line.

Choose, unless you wish to stay here forevermore,

To help you in your choice, we give you these clues four:

First, however slyly the poison tries to hide

You will always find some on nettle wine's left side;

Second, different are those who stand at either end,

But if you would move onward, neither is your friend;

Third, as you see clearly, all are different size,

Neither dwarf nor giant holds death in their insides;

Fourth, the second left and the second on the right

Are twins once you taste them, though different at first sight.

Hermione let out a great sigh and Harry, amazed, saw that she was smiling,
the very last thing he felt like doing."Brilliant," said Hermione.
"This isn't magic -- it's logic -- a puzzle.

A lot of the greatest wizards haven't got an ounce of logic,
they'd be
stuck in here forever."


Bottles are placed from a "left to right" perspective, not a "two-row" perspective.



Found the answer yet?
Then, click on the right bottle to go
onward through the black fire and 
read what Snape thinks of your judgement!

You can vote
for me there!



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(Disclaimer: This portion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone is J.K. Rowling's intellectual property. 
The bottle image comes from Warner Bros Harry Potter DVD.
I only made some visual changes to make it fit Rowling's original description. 
Please, again, don't sue me for loving the work of J.K. Rowling!)