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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

AleHorn Amazon Prime Day Game of Thrones Sale

2017-07-18T12:50:46+00:00

Could it be that two of the best days of 2017 - Amazon Prime Day AND the Game of Thrones premier - both fall on the same week? What have we done to deserve this? Whatever it was, the old gods and the new sure are smiling upon us. Blame it on the good weather

Is Your Mom a Badass? 55% off Mother’s Day Sale

2017-05-12T09:38:17+00:00

We all know it's true - moms are total badasses. Bringing you into the world kicking and screaming was just the beginning. Doesn't she deserve to know what a kickass lady you think she is?  Well, how bout you show her with the biggest, baddest Viking horn we make! Or - If you were

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

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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How to Toast Like a Viking

2016-12-29T19:07:11+00:00

We already know that you can drink like a viking, but can you offer up a toast worthy of such a great warrior? For the Norse, toasts were pretty damn important. They were a way of celebrating your fellow warriors, your gods, your hearth, and your kin, so you better get it right. Here's how:

Viking Symbolism: Yggrasil

2016-11-18T11:56:00+00:00

Ever wake up from a bender feeling wiser than the day before? Does that wisdom often come with pain? Chances are, like Odin before you, you may have had an encounter with the great ash tree Yggrasil. Yggdrasil is a symbol rooted deeply in the minds of humanity. Nearly every culture has some sort of

Norse Mythology Series: Mead of Poetry Finale

2017-02-15T17:46:15+00:00

When last we left our not-so heroes in Mead of Poetry, Odin the Allfather has disguised himself and indebted Suttung’s brother, Baugi, to him in order to get a chance at  Suttung’s mead, made from the blood of the first poet Kvasir by a pair of murderous dwarves. [Check out the first part of the

Norse Mythology Series: Mead of Poetry Part Two

2016-10-18T13:51:08+00:00

When last we left the Mead of Poetry, it was in the hands of the two murderous dwarfs, Galar and Fialar, who had made it with the blood of the first poet, Kvasir. The dwarves had become emboldened by their murder spree, and went on to attract the attention of the great giant, Suttung, after

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Norse Mythology: Ægir’s Kegger

2016-10-18T13:51:14+00:00

Everyone needs a friend like Ægir-- and if you don’t have one-- congratulations! You probably are the spiritual Ægir of your crew, which means you’re a true goddamn rockstar. You see, Ægir was known among his fellow Norse gods for two main things: beastly brews and killer ragers. Which means he’s the sort of god

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