Índia (sànscrit)

Mahabharata

Enigmes imbrincats amb la història als diàlegs entre Yaksha i Yudhisthira:

The Yaksha asked, What is fleeter than the wind? And what is more numerous than grass?

Yudhishthira answered, the mind is fleeter than the wind; and our thoughts aremore numerous than grass.

The Yaksha asked, What is that which does not close its eyes while asleep; What is that which does not move after birth?

Yudhishthira answered, A fish does not close its eyes while asleep: an egg does not move after birth.

The Yaksha asked, What is that which sojourns alone? What is that which is re-born after its birth?

Yudhishthira answered, The sun sojourns alone; the moon takes birth anew.

Rig-Veda (1000 a.C.)

52 versos són enigmes de temes cosmològics.