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New American Gods Trailer Released!

2018-10-16T21:48:43+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

NYCC saw the release of the first teaser trailer for the new season of American Gods, and with it, that old swelling of excitement. Let's break it down and dissect it scene by scene so we can obsess about next season until its release in 2019. Ready? Ok! Haven't seen it? Go ahead and watch

Viking Wedding: How to Perform a Mead Ceremony

2018-10-05T06:52:09+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

My barbarian-to-be is a wedding officiant. We are both mead brewers. Several times, we've had couples he's marrying ask us to supply mead for their wedding, or after seeing the first season of American Gods or reading Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, asked him to write and perform a mead ceremony, similar to the one Odin

How to Propose Like a Viking

2018-10-03T08:07:06+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

We like to tout the Norse as paragons of modern marriage values around here. After all, Vikings had very modern, even almost feminist, sensibilities when it came to marriages and the rights that they brought women. Also, they really liked to drink during their celebrations. Bet you didn't see that coming. In fact, the phrase

Dwarves and Elves: Tolkien’s Norse Influences

2018-09-27T20:07:00+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

We talk frequently on this blog about how many of our Norse stories went on to influence J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of The Rings and surrounding books. But folks, it's not just the little things. The main foundations of Tolkien's work were inspired from his scholarly love of the myths of Northern Europe. Let's take

The Significance of Mead in Everyday Life

2018-09-21T13:37:46+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Perhaps there is no drink more iconic of the age when heathen Norsemen boarded their dragon boats and set sail abroad, then brimming horns of fresh mead! It’s true that the Vikings were particularly fond of this historic beverage, and in Old Norse literature it was regularly consumed by gods and men alike. Although the

Tolkien Drinking Horns Maker

2018-09-26T15:48:07+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is the original fandom for many geeks who love the medieval fantasy genre. This series spawned countless tabletop roleplaying games, paintings on the sides of vans, metal albums, and now, it can inspire your AleHorn. With the help of our Tolkien Inspired Drinking Horn Builder, you can get

7 Truths About Amazon’s New LOTR Show

2018-09-11T17:53:45+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tolkien lives on! With the new release of The Fall of Gondolin, the massive success of the Shadow of War/Shadow of Darkness video game series, it was only a matter of time before we got more Middle Earth content. Amazon was only too happy to gobble up that fandom to help them make their Prime

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