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Why Is The Reptile Opposed To The Shawl?

Why Are Both Far From The Urban Sprawl?

One Gave Birth To Judah’s Master,

The Other Calls Out To Avoid Disaster….

Clue #1: The answer will come from Europe

Clue #2: They used to say the Vikings named one after a bird resting place

Clue #3: Up & down

Clue #4: Where it was always completely dark and full of light

More clues:

  • it is not related to Odin's ravens nor super weapon.
  • Clue 2 relates to only one of the two from the riddle
  • It is not from Norse mythology
  • It does refer to the real historical Vikings
  • Shawl IS a piece of clothing
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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling SE! $\endgroup$ – North Mar 8 '18 at 19:22
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    $\begingroup$ btw its Norse mythology, not "Viking" mythology. Vikings were Norse fighters. Odin, Thor, Ragnorak, etc are part of NORSE mythology. $\endgroup$ – North Mar 8 '18 at 23:54
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, fixed - Wasn't my clues :-P $\endgroup$ – Yokomoko Mar 9 '18 at 9:43
  • $\begingroup$ If they're not your clues, you should credit the source. $\endgroup$ – Rupert Morrish Mar 19 '18 at 1:52
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I'm far from certain, especially since my connections draw more from the hints than from the actual riddle, but I'll hazard a guess. Perhaps someone can build off my guess. The riddle refers to:

Easter eggs.


"Why Is The Reptile Opposed To The Shawl?"

?

"Why Are Both Far From The Urban Sprawl?"

Egg farms and Easter Island are far from urban centres.

"One Gave Birth To Judah’s Master,"

Easter celebrates Jesus's rebirth.

"The Other Calls Out To Avoid Disaster…."

?

"The answer will come from Europe"

?

"They used to say the Vikings named one after a bird resting place"

Egg in Old Norse is hreiðr-bǫllr, which literally means "nest-ball"

"Up & down"

Refers to the ascent and return of Jesus? Or to the addling of an egg?

Where it was always completely dark and full of light

Being an enclosed body, the egg is dark inside. However, the word for egg white in some languages (e.g. Spanish clara) is the same as the word for light (as in light-coloured or well illuminated).

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The answer was 'Lizard and Skarfskerry'

Reptile – Lizard.

Shawl – Scarf.

Opposed – Opposites.

Far from the urban sprawl – Remote.

Lizard – Southernmost settlement on mainland GB.

Scarfskerry – Northernmost settlement on mainland GB.

One gave birth…. – 19th century Sea Master (captain) of “Maid of Judah”, James Bremner, was born in Scarfskerry.

The other… - Famous fog horn at Lizard Head.

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Note: This is an incomplete answer and is posted in hope that this helps someone figure out this riddle (as I am currently tunnel-visioned on Norse mythology even though there is a clue that literally states the opposite...)

Feel free to edit, add, or remove. I spent way too much time on this already :)

The answer may be one of the following:

The Norse Constellations (or zodiac signs), the planets in our solar system, or Heaven & Hell

Why Is The Reptile Opposed To The Shawl?

Constellations: The constellation Nidhogg is a serpent
Planets: Lucifer refers to the devil or the planet Venus when appearing as a morning star
Heaven & Hell: This possibly refers to Judas being a traitor or a snake. Other possibility is a version of the betrayal of Jesus where the motive for betrayed was not just for money, but instead the devil possessing Judas and offering him to betray Jesus. Some of the forms that the Devil takes is that of a serpent or dragon, both being reptiles. Jesus is from heaven; Devil lives in Hell. Jesus's robes look similar to a shawl.

Why Are Both Far From The Urban Sprawl?

Constellations: Far away from Earth
Planets: Far away from Earth
Heaven & Hell: Far from urban sprawl because you need to perish to enter either

One Gave Birth To Judah’s Master,

Constellations: ??
Planets: ??
Heaven & Hell: The Devil is a fallen angel from heaven who again entered Judas (another name for Judah) therefore becoming his 'master' or Jesus came from Heaven (both a stretch)

The Other Calls Out To Avoid Disaster….

Constellations: ??
Planets: ??
Heaven & Hell: Heaven is good and Hell is evil

Clue #1: The answer will come from Europe

Constellations: The Norsemen were originally from Scandinavia
Planets: Possible relation to origins of astronomy? (stretch)
Heaven & Hell: Heaven & Hell is a concept of Christianity which originated in Europe

Clue #2: They used to say the Vikings named one after a bird resting place

Constellations: Bit of a stretch but the Norsemen though the night sky was Yggdrasil where the rooster Víðópnir rested (except it goes back into mythology again...)
Planets: ??
Heaven & Hell: The rooster Gullinkambi lives in Valhalla which can be related to Heaven (again mythology...)

Up & down

Constellations: You look up to see constellations but as the Earth rotates they will eventually be underneath the Earth (??)
Planets: ??
Heaven & Hell: Trivial

Where it was always completely dark and full of light

Constellations: The night sky is dark but constellations are made of stars which are full of light
Planets: Space is dark (??)
Heaven & Hell: Heaven is full of light, hell is dark

Another possible answer may be

Days of the week

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    $\begingroup$ The line that says "One gave birth to Judah's master" could be related to the Star of Bethlehem. Jesus Christ was born from the tribe of Judah... maybe this will relate to your theory? $\endgroup$ – North Mar 9 '18 at 20:42

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