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Here's an easy one:

I am an ocean of scalding ice with seven siblings and many children,

My fork is not for eating with and I like ponies!

What am I?

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Is it

Neptune, god of freshwater and the seas?


I am an ocean of scalding ice with seven siblings and many children,

Neptune the literal planet, 1 of 8 ( 7 sisters), which has 14 known moons (many children). It's also an ice giant, but it has a temperature that is far from scalding, so I'm lost on that bit...

Wikipedia Quote:

"The mantle is equivalent to 10 to 15 Earth masses and is rich in water, ammonia and methane.[1] As is customary in planetary science, this mixture is referred to as icy even though it is a hot, dense fluid. This fluid, which has a high electrical conductivity, is sometimes called a water–ammonia ocean."

My fork is not for eating with

His trident which makes lasagna eating tough,

and I like ponies!

He's patron of horse-racing,

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  • $\begingroup$ This is a good answer, I suspect you may be correct $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jun 18 '16 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah.. the answer makes a lot of sense. I too feel he might be correct $\endgroup$ – Sid Jun 18 '16 at 15:54
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    $\begingroup$ The ices in an (whisper) are mostly beneath the cold exterior. Temparatures there are indeed very high. $\endgroup$ – humn Jun 18 '16 at 16:43
  • $\begingroup$ I think it's correct, as your last question was about Mercury. $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Jun 18 '16 at 17:11
  • $\begingroup$ Edited with "ocean of scalding ice" explanation $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jun 18 '16 at 18:58
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Is it

Knight of Chess.

I am an ocean of scalding ice with seven siblings and many children,

"ocean of scalding ice" not sure but when a Knight moves, it causes 'chills in spine' of the opponent. "seven sibling" : 7 other pieces in the same rank. And "many children" : the pawns 0:)

My fork is not for eating with and I like ponies!

The fork of Knight is a famous move which cause multiple pieces of the opponent under danger (obviously can't be eaten). Ponies, well that might be because, here in India(where Chess originated), Knight is called Ghoda (Hindi for Horse), so ;)

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    $\begingroup$ First off, Love the idea +1; Secondly, some really good connections - ponies check, fork check (and educational), siblings and children check-check; Thirdly however, not the correct answer and not a great fit at all on the ocean of scalding ice (sorry); And lastly, let's not get into what is believed (by some) to be originated where! haha. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jun 18 '16 at 15:14
  • $\begingroup$ Ohh. and a bit awkward formatting, was using android app! Although wikipedia is not considered a good sources to cite, but in case of Chess, it is very much accurate, :D $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Jun 18 '16 at 15:33
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Maybe you are

A Cliff

I am an ocean of scalding ice with seven siblings and many children,

The Seven Siblings may mean the Seven Sisters of Sussex(The Chalk Cliffs)

My Fork is not for eating with and I like ponies

Fork might mean the peak of the cliff. Ponies were used in Great Britain..


EDIT:

ALTERNATE ANSWER

I think you are

A mountain

I am an ocean of scalding ice with seven siblings and many children,

Mountains generally have glaciers and the seven siblings may refer to seven sister hilly states in India.

My Fork is not for eating with and I like ponies

Again, Fork for the peak of the mountain...

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  • $\begingroup$ That would require much more specialist knowledge than my answer I think. Very nice though. +1 $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jun 18 '16 at 10:47
  • $\begingroup$ Am I close or do I need to think out of the box?? $\endgroup$ – Sid Jun 18 '16 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ You're miles away. Sorry. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jun 18 '16 at 11:19
  • $\begingroup$ What about the alternative one? Still miles away?? $\endgroup$ – Sid Jun 18 '16 at 11:49
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry. No closer than before. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jun 18 '16 at 12:11
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Are you

Music

?

I am an ocean of scalding ice

Music often evokes intense emotions in listeners

with seven siblings

7 base notes, A B C D E F G, or do re mi fa sol la si, depending on your country/language

and many children

Combining the notes lets people compose many different songs

My fork is not for eating

Tuning fork

and i like ponies

No idea.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not the answer. I like the idea though +1 $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jun 18 '16 at 17:39
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I think that you are Neptune.
Scalding ice - the planet's surface (extreme cold and pressure creating ammonia crystals etc.) Seven siblings - seven planets.
Many children - 67 known moons.
Fork - trident (now Jupiter is the god, not the planet).
Ponies - hippocamps that pull Jupiter's chariot.

My apologies to the earlier person with the same guess. I somehow managed to miss it before I answered.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to puzzling. Please use spoiler formatting when submitting answers. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jun 18 '16 at 17:38

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