The Riddle

Title

The Riddle

Subject

Musical

Description

There is a riddle that a young King came up with in order to marry a very clever Princess. If a man can come up with a riddle that the Princess cannot guess, then he will have her hand in marriage. However, if she guesses the answer within three days, the man will have his had cut off. The riddle goes as such, “What is one that slew none, but yet slew twelve.” Now, the answer to this riddle was something the Princess could not discover so she tried trickery. However, in the end her cheating ways were found out and she ended up having to marry the young King.

A raven that ate a dead poisoned horse, which was then eaten by twelve murders died from eating it. 

Creator

The Young King

Source

The Riddle by the Brother's Grimm

Date

Unkown

Contributor

Ashley Geditz

Relation

http://pg.webring.com/cgi-bin/members/blog.cgi?userid=9990263547796&monthyear=Oct_2010

Files

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Tags

Citation

The Young King, “The Riddle,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed July 20, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/138.