Riddle 1

[N.B.: The riddles are all short enough to be recorded as individual poems (i.e., not broken up into smaller units) so I will not be using line numbers or [all] in the titles. ]

This riddle is almost always interpreted as “Storm.” Some scholars think that Riddles 1, 2 and 3 are all one long riddle or thematic collection of three that can be solved as “wind storm.” All three riddles end with the “say what I am” or “say what I am called” conclusion so popular in the Old English riddles.

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