FREE SHIPPING to the contiguous US on orders of $60 or more. Sorry, Excludes Engraved orders :(

Norse Mythology

New Norse Rune Symbol Pendants Now Available!

2017-10-27T21:02:03+00:00

AleHorn engraving all started with runes engraved on horns, and now we've come full circle. We've selected six of our most popular symbol engraving designs to create into traditional style brass and nickel plated Viking rune pendants. We couldn't decide on one metal finish, so we chose two: the silver-hued nickel plated finish and

The Meaning Behind the Norse Troll Cross

2017-10-26T11:33:48+00:00

Have you ever seen this symbol around? What were you told it means? How about where it came from? Also called a trollkors, a Troll Cross is said to ward off the dangerous sorts of magics. In particular, they ward off evil trolls-- which are admittedly a big problem in Norse mythology. Unlike our

Huginn and Muninn: The Perfect Match

2017-10-25T14:33:06+00:00

You probably know that Huginn and Muninn are Odin's ravens. They play a pretty big part in most of the lore about him, including in this summer's American Gods TV show. But let's delve into these two birds a little more so you know exactly what you're getting into when you choose to wear

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

Norse Gods and Goddesses: Freya

2017-07-18T12:51:56+00:00

The ancient Norse revered women just as much as they revered men, and one fine example of that is the goddess Freya. While Frigg was the wife of Odin the All-father, Freya was counted as an equal to him because they split the dead between them. "The Æsir Against the Vanir" (1882) by Karl

Norse Gods and Goddesses: Ullr

2017-05-19T18:39:45+00:00

Ullr is the god of sports. In particular, he is the god of bow hunting and skiing. He is considered to be one of the eldest gods in the Norse pantheon, and because of that, much of the mythology surrounding him is lost to the ages. More's the pity-- if what we DO know of

Old Norse Returns to York in a JORVIK way

2017-05-03T19:39:38+00:00

For the first time in hundreds of years, the Old Norse language is being spoken in York, England once more. Thanks to researchers and students at University of York, the animatronic Vikings at the JORVIK Viking Centre are now speaking their actual, native tongue. These animatronics tell the tale of the Scandanavian warriors who harassed

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

Load More Posts