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Norse Mythology and the Eclipse

2017-08-18T14:23:58+00:00

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

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GOT S7 Episode 3 — The Seven…Six…Five Kingdoms

2017-08-01T12:42:01+00:00

Hey fellow Game of Thrones fans! It's been one long summer, but now winter is here and I couldn't be more ready. The Queen of Thorns is gone, but we are still here to sass in her place. We still haven plenty of time for last week's predictions to come true-- or be proven false.

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The Pagan Origins of Halloween

2016-10-18T13:51:07+00:00

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,

Winter is Here in Game of Thrones: A Longer Wait for Season 7

2016-10-18T13:51:19+00:00

In case you haven't heard that Game of Thrones Season 7 (and the one after that) will be shorter than normal, consider yourself informed.  So far each season has been 10 (beautifully theatrical) episodes, but in the coming seasons they'll be around 6-7. Given the breakneck pace they've set during Season 6, it's not even that

Mead Read: Neil Gaiman to Retell Norse Mythology

2016-10-18T13:51:20+00:00

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

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.

Toast With Us – May 7th is National Homebrew Day!

2016-10-18T13:51:27+00:00

May 7th is National Homebrew Day! This year it also just so happens to fall on the same day as the American Homebrewers Association Big Brew, which is held on the first Saturday of May each year. The Big Brew is an event where bars,  hombrew clubs, breweries, and brew shops will host events where

Calling All Bloggers

2016-10-18T13:51:27+00:00

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