Horn Mug Culture, Viking Culture!
Dec 12, 2022
For at least 2,600 years, people have been drinking from horns. Used in ancient times, the drinking horn has been useful to contain water, ale, milk or mead. It is made from a horn of a bovid in the early days but has evolved through the centuries and different civilizations as people start to make them out of glass, wood, metal, and ceramics. The origin of horns can be traced, according to history, from the Scythians and the Thracians. Ancient drinking horns have been found worldwide. The Celts, Greeks, Scandinavians, Persians, and Romans are also among the cultures that used them.
Drinking Horns were considered as luxury items in the 19th century. Some imitate cornucopias, while some are made from gold, ivory, silver and enamel decorations. Today, drinking horns are made popular once more as seen on the popular TV series “Vikings”, read on the novels of famous author J.R.R. Tolkien as drinking and blowing objects and even through it’s appearance on popular video games such as Might & Magic or The World of Warcraft. The recently concluded show, “Game of Thrones” also contributed to the popularity of drinking like a Viking. No wonder more and more men are choosing to go with the trend.
There are many drinking horns you can choose from. Some are made from horn and wood, after how Thracians made them. Some are made from horn and metal, just how Scythians designed them for the finest warriors of the king. You can even find drinking horns made from ceramics and glass. Drinking from them has now become a symbolic reminder of the revered past. Here are our favorite gifts for guys that think they are Vikings:
Regular Size Horn Mugs
Huge Size Horn Mugs