Riddle Me Ree…

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The device of riddling is common to most traditional cultures.

Maidens set riddles for their suitors:

‘What is sweeter than mead…?’

‘What is whiter than snow…?’

‘What is lighter than a spark…?’

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Antagonists use riddles to settle their disputes:

‘Forty white horses on a red hill first they gnash then they champ then they stand still…?’

‘What is blacker than the raven…?’

‘What is swifter than the wind…?’

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Divinities play hide and seek with their devotees within the miasmic form of riddles:

‘What dances on the surface of the water…?’

‘What good did Man find on earth that God did not…?’

‘What is sharper than the sword…?’

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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