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Norse Mythology and the Eclipse

2017-08-18T14:23:58+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Community, Drinking Horn, Gods, History, Holidays, Norse Mythology, Seasonal, Viking|

Next week, the first total solar eclipse in forty years will pass over the Earth. Eclipses have happened since long before recorded history, and because of that, they have always had a place in human mythology. Norse mythology is no different. The word 'eclipse' comes from the Greek word for, 'abandonment.' For ancient people all

The Pagan Origins of Halloween

2017-10-31T08:25:02+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Community, Food, History, Holidays, Uncategorized|

Unlike the other common holidays we celebrate these days, who owe their popularity to Hallmark and consumerism, Halloween is ancient. It's a celebration of the spookier, unknowable side of life: death. Not only is death unknowable, but attempting to understand it is something that's uniquely human. You could say that Halloween is the only true,

Mead Read: Neil Gaiman to Retell Norse Mythology

2016-10-18T13:51:20+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Categories: Community, History, Viking|

Neil Gaiman, one of America's best contemporary novelists, will put fiction aside this year to write Norse Mythology, a re-telling of the stories about the gods of Asgaard. Norton (the publishing company I remember from my English major days as having compiled the best-respected anthologies of literature around) approached Gaiman for the project, and he was all

What will the Summer Solstice and Strawberry Moon Bring Us?

2016-10-18T13:51:20+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Categories: Community, Drinking Horn, History, Holidays, Viking|

The longest day of the year has been a celebration all over the world for longer than we can possibly know, which makes this a special time to connect with the earth and our collective human heritage. This year, the summer solstice coincided with a full moon, a rare occurrence that hasn't happened since 1967.

Calling All Bloggers

2016-10-18T13:51:27+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Categories: Community, Drinking Horn|

We feel that our community members are our best representatives, so we just wanted to ask you one little question: Do you have a blog? Or, more accurately, do you have a way of sharing AleHorn with lots of people? Can you make videos for us? Can you take awesome pics of our stuff? If