The Exeter Book Riddles (2020)

The Exeter Book Riddles Anonymous The Exeter Book Riddles This is a translation of the Anglo Saxon poems from the th century Exeter Book Ranging from natural phenomena to animal and bird life from the Christian concept of creation to prosaic domestic o
  • Title: The Exeter Book Riddles
  • Author: Anonymous
  • ISBN: 9780140433678
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
The Exeter Book Riddles Anonymous This is a translation of the 96 Anglo Saxon poems from the 11th century Exeter Book Ranging from natural phenomena to animal and bird life, from the Christian concept of creation to prosaic domestic objects, the riddles are full of sharp observation and earthy humour.
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  1. Jan-Maat

    I m a strange creature, for I satisfy women,a service to the neighbours No one suffersat my hands except for my slayer.I grow very tall, erect in a bed,I m hairy underneath From time to timea beautiful girl, the brave daughterof some churl dares to hold me,grips my russet skin, robs me of my headand puts me in the pantry At once that girlwith plaited hair who has confined meremembers our meeting Her eye moistens.It is good to know that even in those ancient times that in between fighting each ot [...]

  2. Margaret

    Anglo saxon riddle poems Some easy to work out the solution, some damn near impossible to the modern mind.Beautifully translated and full of rich imagery.

  3. Antonio Gallo

    Il libro dei Riddles of Exeter La parola inglese riddle significa indovinello Io preferisco tradurla con enigma perch il termine ha un non so che di complesso, oscuro e misterioso Complessit , oscurit e mistero sono elementi che vengono da lontano, dalle origini del tempo, allorquando inizi l affascinante storia delle parole e dei nomi la Creazione Fu allora che nacque la storia degli inganni, in quel giardino dell Eden dove gli uomini, perpetrata la disubbidienza e perduta l innocenza, vennero [...]

  4. Douglas Summers-Stay

    This is a collection of Old English riddles, from around the time of Beowulf They are each one page poems, rather than simply a couple of lines, like you might think of a riddle e.g what s black and white and read all over The riddles are interesting because the first time you read each riddle, it is describing some nebulous monster The monster may have impossible, contradictory, or magical properties Then you read the solution provided in the notes and reread the riddle, and see the other meani [...]

  5. Eadweard

    My head is forged with the hammer,hurt with sharp tools, smoothed by files I take in my mouth what is set before me when girded with rings I am forced to strike, hard against hard, pierced from behind, must draw forth what protects at midnight the heart s delight of my own lord Sometimes I turn backwards my beak, when, protector of treasure, my lord wishes to hold the leavings of those he had driven from life by battle craft for his own desire Key Me the wet ground, exceeding cold, first brought [...]

  6. Jessica

    I was greatly helped by Kevin Crossley Holland s introduction to this edition and was particularly interested in the parallel that he notes between riddle and instruction Crossley Holland writes, The word riddle derives from the Old English r dan, to advise, to counsel, to guide, to explain And in a wide sense a riddle does teach it presents the old in new ways To men sitting at the mead bench, listening to the professional poet or taking the harp and themselves improvising, the riddle redefined [...]

  7. Voracious_reader

    Wow Talk about a serious mindbender If you think you re good at puzzles and riddles, then you need to read The Exeter Book of Riddles translated by Kevin Crossley Holland This took me a long time to read because I tried to figure out all the riddles, which were nearly impossible.

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