It's, supposedly, never been solved, but I believe I've solved it. My solution has been PM'd to a moderator, so there's no question of cheating on my part. Here's the riddle in the original: Ic waes faemne geong, feaxhar cwene ond aenlic rinc on ane tid; fleah mid fuglum ond on flode swom, deaf under ythe dead mid fiscum, ond on foldan stop; haefde ferth cwicu. *** And here's my translation: I was a young lass, a frizzy-haired woman and a singular man at the same time; I flew with the birds and swam upon the flood, Dove under the waves dead with the fish And stooped upon the earth I have left the living. *** I eagerly await your proposed solutions. Yours may well prove superior to mine. You never know.