Turn in my lord! Turn in my lord!
But water I cannot afford.
Some milk is best at your request.
Now hide you and get you some rest.
But as he sleep, to him she creep,
As slaughter crept unto the sheep.
Then with a nail, his head impale,
So saved the day lady __________.

What is the lady's name?


The riddle is in reference to an event described in an old famous book.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ This feels like less of a riddle and more like trivia $\endgroup$
    – samm82
    Jan 29, 2021 at 23:32
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    $\begingroup$ I made it too easy then ;-). $\endgroup$
    – Hawkeye
    Jan 29, 2021 at 23:42
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    $\begingroup$ @samm82 Perhaps I should remove the riddle tag? It is a knowledge puzzle, and in a old riddle format, but see your point. $\endgroup$
    – Hawkeye
    Jan 29, 2021 at 23:47
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    $\begingroup$ @I suppose to those not very familiar, it presents itself as a puzzle because you would have to use elements of the poem to search old literature to find the answer, hence the knowledge tag. $\endgroup$
    – Hawkeye
    Jan 29, 2021 at 23:51
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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps coincidentally, synagogues the world over read this story today. $\endgroup$
    – msh210
    Jan 30, 2021 at 22:53

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The lady's name is

Jael - Judges 4:18-21


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