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Re: MRS: Riddles

Alfredo wrote:
>I had some trouble with my mail server recently,
>and I fear I lost track of the two riddle threads.
>The last I heard, on one thread a Saxon riddle
>about something with one eye and 4200 heads (or
>something like that; I foolishly deleted the
>fine poem) was still unguessed, and on the other
>thread the current poser was a long poem about
>white-covered hills and valleys.
>Would someone please email me privily about
>how these games progressed?

Good Alfredo, the games were never finished, and my riddle at least, though
hinted at by many, was never truly guessed. Therefore I will post both the
riddle again and the answer.

A creature came advancing  where men sat
many in council            in mind wise
(it) had one eye           and ears two
and two feet               twelve hundred heads
back and belly             and hands two
arms and shoulders         one neck
and sides two              Say what I am called.

The answer here is a one eyed seller of garlic. This riddle is found in the
Exeter Book and is the only one whose answer was supplied. The original
riddle from which this was adapted was written by Symphosius, who gives the
answer thus; Luscus allium vendens.

So then, shall we have another?

In service,

   Corun MacAnndra   |   Can not run out of time. There is infinite time. You
 Dark Horde by birth |  are finite. Zathras is finite. This......is wrong tool.
   Moritu by choice  |                                        -- Zathras

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