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I look flat, but I am deep,
Hidden realms I shelter.
Lives I take, but the food I offer.
At times I am beautiful.
I can be calm, angry and turbulent.
I have no heart but offer pleasure as well as death.
No man can own me, yet I encompass what all men must-have.

As said on the title, ‘I am every where’ so does anyone know what the answer could be?

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  • $\begingroup$ Don't spoiler parts of the riddle that were non-spoilered when it was solved. $\endgroup$ – bobble Dec 19 '20 at 17:27
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You are the ocean.

I look flat, but I am deep, Hidden realms I shelter.

The ocean looks flat but is deep, it shelters the sea floor from view.

Lives I take, but the food I offer.

People have drowned in oceans, and it offers fish to eat

At times I am beautiful.

The ocean can be a beautiful sight.

I can be calm, angry and turbulent.

The ocean can be calm, angry or turbulent.

I have no heart but offer pleasure as well as death.

The ocean does not have a heart and it offers a pleasure in sights, in surfing, swimming etc. It offers death when people drown in it.

No man can own me,

No one owns the ocean and it will be unlikely that anyone will.

yet I encompass what all men must-have.

It surrounds land which men must need in order to live.

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It is a Tapeworm

I look flat, but I am deep,

Tapeworm is flat and gets deep into our intestine.

Hidden realms I shelter.

It takes shelter in our alimentary canal.

Lives I take, but the food I offer.

Tapeworm can lead to the death of humans which become manure(food) for earth

At times I am beautiful.

Microscopic photography makes them beautiful.

I can be calm, angry and turbulent.

Phases of tapeworm in the human body after consuming, they sleep staying calm

I have no heart but offer pleasure as well as death.

They have no heart but can kill.

No man can own me, yet I encompass what all men must-have.

We can't own tapeworm, as it is a parasite but all man become parasites for leading their life on earth by depending on others.

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    $\begingroup$ +1!. Loved that Microscopic part! XD $\endgroup$ – Ak. Dec 10 '20 at 7:19
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    $\begingroup$ Beautiful Tapeworm Just kidding! $\endgroup$ – Ak. Dec 10 '20 at 7:28
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    $\begingroup$ Hi, this is a funny one! Do you mind changing the statying to staying/ $\endgroup$ – AntsPiano Dec 10 '20 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ I don't see how the second to last part satisfies the 'but offer pleasure' part. $\endgroup$ – raznagul Dec 11 '20 at 8:57
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You could be

The sky

I look flat, but I am deep,

For someone on Earth, it may seem flat, but it has so much depth to it

Hidden realms I shelter.

Several layers of the atmosphere

Lives I take, but the food I offer.

Lives can be taken by storms and tornadoes. It also participates in natural seed dispersion and pollination for plants which may serve as food.

At times I am beautiful.

The clouds in the sky can be a feast for the eyes

I can be calm, angry and turbulent.

Could refer to the wind

I have no heart but offer pleasure as well as death.

Has no centre, but can be pleasant and storms could cause death

No man can own me, yet I encompass what all men must-have.

No one could practically "own" the sky but it covers all of the Earth.

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Interesting answers so far, but I think this one makes the most sense to me:

The Ground

I look flat, but I am deep,

The ground often looks flat from a mountain, on prairie plains, beach, from the sky, etc.

Hidden realms I shelter.

Animals live underground, caves exist beneath the surface, and human dwellings can extend into the ground as well (basements, tunnels, bunkers).

Lives I take, but the food I offer.

Humans are buried in the ground, but crops also grow from it. Miners are lost to caves, but burrowed animals are also hunted for food.

At times I am beautiful.

Fresh, snow-covered ground is beautiful. So too are grassy plains, and deserts to some. (Many become desktop backgrounds.)

I can be calm, angry and turbulent.

The ground is usually calm, but sometimes earthquakes can occur, which give the feeling of an angry, turbulent personification.

I have no heart but offer pleasure as well as death.

People sometimes sleep or sit on the ground, to rest. They also fall to their deaths sometimes, and die when they hit ground.

No man can own me, yet I encompass what all men must-have.

No one can own the concept of the ground, but humans have fought wars for millennia to claim pieces of it.

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