A quick note about this post: You may be wondering why I’m doing two riddles at once, and I’ll certainly explain more in my commentary. But for now, be aware that the division of this particular riddle or pair of riddles is very controversial! Krapp and Dobbie’s edition of the Exeter Book numbered the first two lines as Riddle 68 and the final as Riddle 69, but many editions now squash them together as one. More to follow! For now, enjoy:
Ic þa wiht geseah on weg feran;
heo wæs wrætlice wundrum gegierwed.
[Riddle 69] Wundor wearð on wege; wæter wearð to bane.
I saw a creature travel on the way;
it was miraculously adorned with wonders.
[Riddle 69] There was a wonder on the wave; water turned to bone.
Highlight the box with your cursor to reveal the possible solutions: Ice, Iceberg, Icicle, Frozen Pond