# What is the letter and what are you?

There's a letter
Having a quick laugh, but it can't let you do that when incomplete,
Then a greeting, striking an emperor,
And a man, a woman, a champion,
Finally, something light, a goddess and her realm.

Now, the letter's important indeed, but in the end what matters is what you are if you think this riddle is easy.

The letter is

H

and you are a

FOOL!

Each line describes

a series of words starting with H, where each word adds a letter to the end of the previous.

Having a quick laugh, but it can't let you do that when incomplete

HA (quick laugh) -> HAL (from 2001) -> HALF (incomplete)

Then a greeting, striking an emperor

HI (greeting) -> HIT (strike) -> HITO (emperors of Japan)

And a man, a woman, a champion

HE -> HER -> HERO

Finally, something light, a goddess and her realm.

HE (helium) -> HEL (Norse goddess of...) -> HELL

Then, as the instructions suggest, what matters is

what's at the end of each final word (halF, hitO, herO, helL) -> FOOL

• Well done, I guess it wasn't that hard :p Apr 21, 2018 at 12:47
• "I'm sorry Dave — I'm afraid I can't do that." Jul 31, 2018 at 12:03