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Ok, you hacked my other riddles pretty quickly, but this one is meant to give you heat.. There you go:

I am born from the death of my mother
and I have millions of secrets to hide.
Like me there are plenty of others
but we are all empty inside.

Maybe you know, I'm never in a hurry
due to my origin sublime.
At the same time, I am always hungry,
not for knowledge,
but for time.

Good luck this time. And btw, just one single word I skipped in the last sentence can point you immediately to the right answer. :)

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  • $\begingroup$ is the horrible grammar intended? $\endgroup$ – Legotruck Nov 17 '14 at 8:17
  • $\begingroup$ no, it is not.. you can edit whenever you like $\endgroup$ – zlobi.wan.kenobi Nov 17 '14 at 8:20
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    $\begingroup$ nice riddle! shame I was too late for the party $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Nov 17 '14 at 8:50
  • $\begingroup$ "The Universe"? $\endgroup$ – A E Nov 17 '14 at 11:47
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Just a suggestion mostly , although sublime origin might not stand

Blackhole

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    $\begingroup$ Somehow I don't think this is it $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Nov 17 '14 at 8:21
  • $\begingroup$ hungry for time?? $\endgroup$ – Debanjan Chakraborty Nov 17 '14 at 8:22
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    $\begingroup$ Especially the "empty inside" part does not fit a black hole. +1 anyway, because it seems a solution for the other stuff. $\endgroup$ – Mathias711 Nov 17 '14 at 8:26
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    $\begingroup$ damn, you are clever :) $\endgroup$ – zlobi.wan.kenobi Nov 17 '14 at 8:41
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    $\begingroup$ Hungry for time = Black holes compress things in space. Things from the fabric of spacetime. I assume "empty inside" is because we are not sure what black holes really are. They might be micro-universes or all sorts of things. $\endgroup$ – Kaz Wolfe Nov 17 '14 at 18:44
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Just a guess , not quite sure where time fits in.

A Matryoshka Doll?

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    $\begingroup$ not what I had in mind, but very original :) $\endgroup$ – zlobi.wan.kenobi Nov 17 '14 at 14:18
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    $\begingroup$ This was a nice one! $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Nov 17 '14 at 14:22
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I'm not sure if this answer fits the title or the part about "heat" or the missing word in the last sentence (if those are even clues), but I'd guess it's

an hourglass?

Here is my reasoning:

I am born from the death of my mother

The bottom is "born" and filled as the top is drained, creating the new from the death of the old

and I have millions of secrets to hide.

Millions of grains of sand in an hourglass

Like me there are plenty of others

There are many different types of timepieces, also many different hourglasses

but we are all empty inside.

There is always at least enough space for one half of the glass to be empty, and the "child" we're referring to always starts empty

Maybe you know, I'm never in a hurry

Ever stare at an hourglass and try to will the grains to fall faster?

due to my origin sublime.

Hourglasses measure time, a very sublime concept

At the same time, I am always hungry, not for knowledge, but for time.

The grains constantly fall through into the bottom until the top is drained, but no matter how many times you flip the glass over, it will still be hungry for more

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    $\begingroup$ I really like your interpretation. It is not what I meant, but it is always amazing how creative the people here are. :) $\endgroup$ – zlobi.wan.kenobi Nov 17 '14 at 14:31
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    $\begingroup$ btw, "heat" is not a hint.. "heavy" is related to the answer. $\endgroup$ – zlobi.wan.kenobi Nov 17 '14 at 14:35
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I tried to figure out some of those lines.

Born by the death of my mother possibly means that there are never both of them - maybe I can only make use of one or the old one. The mother is not useful anymore/broken/...

We are all empty inside could mean that I am going to fill it with something and therefore need to get a new one sometimes.

You know I'm never in a hurry at first made me think of a technical device always running at the same speed or an object that is standing still all the time.

Not hungry for knowledge means the user will not create value to the object itself by using it. It will only consume or I will consume. Hungry for time supports this thought. Also it is kind of empty so I came across a hole. So in order to feed it I will have to wait or use it for a long time, maybe frequently.

I thought of a book or a diary which didn't feel right, especially because of "I'm never in a hurry". I went on and thought of more static object growing wealth over time.

A piggy bank came to my mind. You have to buy a new one as soon as you kill the old one. It keeps secrets because you never know how much money is inside. Well the "millions" are kinda wrong here, I admit :D

That's it for now. I have to go on with my own riddle. Thanks for sharing!

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