[SCA-AE] Norse Riddle
ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Wed Oct 7 19:14:36 EDT 2009
The mistletoe was overlooked when Frigga was getting everything to
promise not to harm her son Baldur. The gods were having fun
throwing things at Baldur because nothing could hurt him, and his
brother Hodr wanted to join in the fun. Loki, who could see and thus
could overlook things, fashioned a dart from the mistletoe and gave
it to Hodr, who being blind could not overlook things, to throw at
The dart killed Baldur, which was not what Hodr intended.
>I would like the explanation, please! (Off List is fine.)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David Friedman" <ddfr at daviddfriedman.com>
>To: <discussion at aethelmearc.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 2:22 PM
>Subject: [SCA-AE] Norse Riddle
>>>Because I was overlooked
>>>One who could
>>>Gave me to one who could not
>>>To use as he did not intend.
>> Three different people correctly answered it:
>> I believe that Hrefna in heppna was the first.
>> I'll be happy to explain answers if people want me to.
>> Here's another one. Note that all of the riddles depend on knowledge
>> of the Northmen, but some hinge on their myths, others on the sagas,
>> others on their poetry.
>> Part of me
>> Bought all of me
>> From a bloody weapon's hold;
>> Whose head am I?
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