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5 Stocking Stuffers for Drinking Horn Lovers

2017-11-21T20:48:29+00:00

So you, or someone you love, love Alehorns. Cool! While their shiny new AleHorn might find a cozy spot under the tree, don't forget to add a thing or two to bump your cart up to the free shipping threshold and fill up that ol' stocking while you're at it. AleHorn Shotglass We love these!

Much quicker engraving is here! Now!

2017-10-20T13:01:09+00:00

Welcome to a new era of AleHorn engraving. Before a few weeks ago, our production times were 2-3 weeks, and for a minute there I was quoting some of you guys FOUR WEEKS for engraving. The summer was nuts. In a good way, but nuts. So nuts, in fact, that we did something a little

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

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

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

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Valisblot: Norse Valentine’s Day

2017-02-11T11:23:43+00:00

Norse Valentine's Day? If it sounds too good to be true, that's because it kind of is. Vali The truth is, the Norse didn't really have what you and I might consider a Valentine's Day. They had a patron goddess of love, but she's also the patron goddess of war. So, take that with

Krampus: For the Naughty List

2016-12-02T18:43:06+00:00

Since the holiday season is now officially upon us, we decided to take a look into the legend of Krampus, Santa’s best little helper. What? Didn’t know that  the goat demon so popular with horror fiction and media today is BFFs with the red-nosed, red-labeled soda-swilling fat man who brought you your first electric guitar?

Norse Halloween: A Sacrifice to the Elves

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

If our previous article on the origins of Halloween got you jonesing for the weirdness of death, perhaps you were wondering what the old Norse did to celebrate their dead and keep spirits at bay. Well, fear not! The Norse had their own beliefs about the season where the harvest comes to fruition and the

The Pagan Origins of Halloween

2017-10-31T08:25:02+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,

Three Ways to Celebrate National Mead Day

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

The first Mead Day was celebrated in 2002 as a way for homebrewers to spread the mead love. It was first organized by the American Homebrewers Association, who still selects the Official Mead Day recipe that homebrewers across the country make on the first Saturday in August each year. The original intent of mead day was

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