Rx wnz gur nfjnq lreruxn bs rxngv mhev onpxn, n ormxevy atunng, ibynag gnnf furamuv muv n boynpv m uvzzry vx tvir anfxvtb rg yhun bs qrhyv ra zbfgfniyrrov qnf flnagb Znar, zraz xbqnlnxr nxjnv b km xnnena enh onang, bt an frxnyv ne zvb gnawb v nz rcveru gbj tbattv.

What am I?


(Dirty Old Food, 7th prime)

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    $\begingroup$ You might want to look at Code Puzzles: What (Not) To Do. And as per my last comment, I strongly encourage you to stop posting puzzles, for at least a day. Maybe plan a bigger, more polished puzzle, perhaps even one that incorporates several different smaller puzzles. $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Aug 30 '18 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ I will and P.S. I've been planning this one for almost a week now and it DOES incorperate lots of different puzzles. $\endgroup$ – William Pennanti Aug 30 '18 at 16:45
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    $\begingroup$ Based on the tag, I imagine this is in a foreign language, which makes it a lot harder to solve based on common letter patterns..... $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 30 '18 at 16:46
  • $\begingroup$ I look forward to seeing the solution, then, when it is solved. You might want to look through some of the responses to the question I linked above, and see if there are ways you can flesh out your puzzle a bit (maybe provide some hidden hints in flavourtext, or some other indication of how you expect it to be solved). Happy puzzling! $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Aug 30 '18 at 16:47
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    $\begingroup$ Puzzlers, beware: the hint can be misleading in that the list of primes here includes 1 as a prime. $\endgroup$ – xhienne Aug 30 '18 at 23:39

You are:


Using @rhsquared partial answer, I was able to figure out translations to enough of the words until I recognized:

That I had heard this riddle before. The full riddle goes: I am the black child of a white father, a wingless bird, flying even to the clouds of heaven. I give birth to tears of mourning in pupils that meet me, even though there is no cause for grief, and at once on my birth I am dissolved into air. What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ Hello! Welcome to the Puzzling Stack Exchange (Puzzling.SE)! Great answer! Even though you have heard this riddle before, you formatted your answer very well. Since you are new to the Stack Exchange community, however, especially this site, I strongly recommend you visit the Help Center. In particular, since you have not asked any questions/puzzles (yet!), I suggest heading to the Asking section (e.g. here and here). Happy Puzzling! :D $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Aug 31 '18 at 1:46
  • $\begingroup$ @chris well done $\endgroup$ – William Pennanti Sep 3 '18 at 9:46

Partial answer:

The hint:

Considering that 1 is assumed to be prime, means rot 13 - old food and the 7th prime counting one.

The puzzle

So first step - rot13 the supplied text which gives the following:
Ek jam the aswad yerehka of ekati zuri backa, a bezkril nghaat, volant taas shenzhi zhi a oblaci z himmel ik give naskigo et luha of deuli en mostsavleebi das syanto Mane, menm kodayake akwai o xz kaaran rau banat, og na sekali ar mio tanjo i am epireh tow gonggi.
What attracted my attention is were the words "oblaci z himmel". Now "oblaci" means clouds in Bulgarian and himmel is heaven in German.
So I started to play with google translate and it seems that we have lots of different languages

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    $\begingroup$ What do you make of the hint though? 7th prime is 17, I thought it might be ROT17 $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 30 '18 at 17:08
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    $\begingroup$ Oh dear, context-free piecemeal translation. :( $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Aug 30 '18 at 17:08
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    $\begingroup$ 7 th prime (including 1) $\endgroup$ – William Pennanti Aug 30 '18 at 17:12
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    $\begingroup$ 1 isn't prime though... $\endgroup$ – mmking Aug 30 '18 at 18:14
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    $\begingroup$ I have an objection to the "don't go off topic" comment. Claiming something to be true that the majority of the world does not consider to be true, and in particular, using it as a hint in a cipher puzzle, makes it near impossible to solve the puzzle. $\endgroup$ – mmking Aug 31 '18 at 13:07

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