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The Igil and Exeter Book Riddle 15

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Riddle 15 is one of the longest and most elaborate animal-riddles in the tenth-century Exeter Book of Old English poetry. The debate over which animal appears in this compelling tale of a family’s flight and the mother’s final stand against their canine attacker has not yet been put to rest. In a recent, comprehensive analysis of this riddle, Dieter Bitterli comes to the conclusion that the creature in question is a porcupine. However, given the fox’s rivalry with dogs and wolves, this anim...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/notesj/gjx003

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Department:
Oxford, HUMS, English Faculty
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Notes and Queries Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
2
Pages:
206–210
Publication date:
2017-04-17
Acceptance date:
2016-11-09
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EISSN:
1471-6941
ISSN:
0029-3970
Pubs id:
pubs:663115
URN:
uri:6d63fba8-420b-4af0-87e5-e9db08c51f3d
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uuid:6d63fba8-420b-4af0-87e5-e9db08c51f3d
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