Eight Anglo-Saxon riddles

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By Rosalind Kerven — Author

The Anglo-Saxons loved to play guessing games with riddles. These eight riddles come from an ancient manuscript known as The Exeter Book, written in the old Anglo-Saxon language more than 1,000 years ago.

The book contains 96 riddles as well as many other poems. The riddles have been translated and simplified by Rosalind Kerven to help the children understand them.

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Unfortunately, The Exeter Book did not contain any solutions, so scholars have had to puzzle over them and try to guess what they might really mean. We provide some suggested answers – but see if the children can work them out for themselves.

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  1. Morgan
    on 10 July 2011

    riddles

    whene I am alive I do not speek. anyone who takes me captive and cuts of my head. They bite my bare body Ido know harm to anyone unless they cut me first.Thene I soon make theme cry. anwerser:onion