Riddle Me This

I wrote this riddle for my 8th grade students who are studying the Middle Ages this year. The poem is in the style of the Anglo-Saxon riddles found in the Exeter Book. At least one of my students got the answer. Any guesses?

With brandished blade             the wind I beat
When broken is the belly          that bore me.
The sun strengthened                my war-sword,
And the sky I sought                  to assail.

As my gore-blade grew              it became golden.
A stiff sword                                 in battle me slew,
And my body broken                  was crushed and burnt.
My destroyers devoured me     in their dens.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Not sure it fits... but I'm going to guess wheat.

- Derek