The Exeter Riddles: Riddles Without a Clue
The Exeter book is a prized piece of literature that has resided in the library of Exeter Cathedral since the
11th century. It is one of the few pieces of literature that still remain from its era.
Within the pages of the book are a variety of Anglo-Saxon poetry including over ninety riddles that have
stumped scholars ever since. Best Riddles The poetry and riddles of the book give insight and intrigue to
how the people of this time period lived and what was important in their lives.
The riddles cover a very wide variety of topics from religion to onions. Each of them with hidden
meanings and messages that was very common in not only riddles and poems, but in all writing of this
time. All of the riddles of the Exeter Book are very well-studied and documented on by scholars.
Although many have guessed the answers to these riddles, only speculation can be made regarding the
true intended answers of these riddles as the author(s) left none of the answers.
Many of them are heavily disputed and only few have some sort of consensus about what the answer is
pertaining to, making them some of the best riddles in existence.
Some of these good riddles are written in a very cryptic manner, making it very hard to even guess what
the answer would be; while some others have dual meanings, leaving one obvious answer for those who
only glance at the riddle and one hidden for those with more time.
It almost seems pointless to spend so much time solving these good riddles when one can never truly
solve them, but that's what makes them so appealing to the people who study them. The real goal is to
find an answer that fits the riddle itself, fits the time that the riddles were written, and makes sense to
everyone who reads it.
So rather than solving these riddles, the goal is to solve them the best. An example of one of the riddles
from this book is riddle 38 from the book that describes a young creature. It goes: "I saw a creature: