Dissecting Dragons

Episode 305: Skulls and Sheets and Winter Puzzles - The Origins of the Riddle

December 17, 2021

The dragons would never claim to have exhausted all types of literary device but they are aware that they have neglected this one: riddles. Where do these word puzzles originate? What do they tell us about folklore and literature? How have they been used over the centuries? And who the hell let that cadaverous white horse in? In a perfect episode pre-winter solstice, Jules and Madeleine take a look at riddling. 

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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