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American Gods (and Nordic) are Coming

2017-04-24T19:04:45+00:00

In case you are out of the loop, the new show American Gods will be coming to STARZ on April 30th that will sure scratch the itch of all you Vikings and Game of Thrones fans waiting for a new series. No, it doesn't have much in the way of sword and sorcery-- at least

Spring Goddesses and the Origins of Easter

2017-04-17T19:29:10+00:00

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that the early Christians took a lot of their influences from the pagans of the lands they spread out to. The same is true of Easter. Obviously, Easter in the Christian tradition is the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead

The Death of Baldr

2017-04-08T18:20:54+00:00

Have you ever met someone so pure and wonderful, you want to devote all of your attention to protecting them from the evils of the world? Perhaps it’s a friend, your child or younger sibling, or even your pet?That person is your Baldr. Baldr You see, Baldr was a Norse god, the son

Norse Gods and Goddesses: Idun

2017-04-24T19:01:23+00:00

This week, spring rolled into the northern hemisphere, and with it comes various traditions and celebrations. For the Norse, spring is the time of Idun (or Iðunn), the goddess of rejuvenation and the keeper of the magic apples that keep the gods and goddesses young. Idun and Bragi You read that right: the

Take that, tax man! Everything is 15% off!

2017-03-29T20:03:49+00:00

Doing taxes is lame (but necessary), so we thought we'd make things a little easier for you by giving you 15% off EVERYTHING*. We figured it's a win/win - if you're getting a refund, you're about to have more money for AleHorns! If you're not getting a refund, at least you'll have a cool way

  • Celtic Knots

Celtic Symbolism: The Celtic Knot

2017-04-24T18:59:34+00:00

St. Padraig's Day is nigh upon us, so we thought we'd finish our month of living Irishly with one of the most famous and beautiful of Celtic symbols: the Celtic knot. Celtic knotwork is an ancient tradition dating back long before even the Celtic people existed. They have been used in tapestries, masonry, jewelry and

  • Season 7

Game of Thrones Season 7 is Coming in Hot July 16

2017-03-09T20:44:25+00:00

If you're like me, the weekend came early on Thursday when this Season 7 teaser popped up all over my social media networks at about 4pm EST: We've known for a while that Season 7 would come a bit later than the usual early spring of previous seasons. But an early July release is a dream

Celtic Symbols: The Green Man

2017-03-04T12:54:26+00:00

Ever seen this face before? Perhaps on a tree in the woods somewhere, or in a painting? The Green Man This is the Green Man (also called Jack in the Green and many, many other names) and he's a feature of much of the pastoral lore in the Celtic countries, including Great Britain

Cauldrons and Horns: Brân’s Celtic Drinking Vessels

2017-02-27T18:25:57+00:00

A burial in France from the Iron-Age housing a Celtic Princes belongings including an ornate cauldron. For many, especially in America, St. Paddy's Day is a day to let lose, get drunk, and get crazy. There's something of a negative stereotype to the Irish and drinking, but the tradition goes back way before

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