Complete Gift Set. SKAL Collection from AlgizRune Workshop (Canada)
Embrace the Viking spirit with our Premium Quality Viking Drinking Horns and Mugs, thoughtfully designed as a gift set. Each set includes a beautifully crafted stylish gift bag for convenient storage or gifting, stand and leather belt also included - perfect for LARPing (Live-Action Role-Playing) adventures, as Viking movie props, Viking home or restaurant décor.
This Drinking horn available in two sizes, 400-500 ml and 800 ml - 1 Litre, these drinking horn cups are not just vessels; they're a piece of Viking heritage ready to elevate your drinking experience.
Carefully polished and cleaned top quality drinking horn that is safe to drink from. The shape and colour of the horn may differ from that in the picture. It suites cold drinks like Beer, Mead, Wine. Horn cups not suitable for strong alcohol drinks, dishwashing machines, microwaves, etc.
Wash it with warm water after using and it will work for you for 1000 years:)
Norse Horn masterpiece came from Algizrune Norse Pagan Arts Workshop Canada. Design protected by UK and Canadian Law.
Important: Free shipping for our SKAL horns made from Canada so import taxes may apply on importation in other countries and its buyer responsibility.
"Skål" (pronounced roughly like "skawl") is a term closely associated with Viking and Norse culture. It is a traditional Scandinavian toast, and its meaning goes beyond a simple expression of goodwill or celebration. Skål carries with it a deep cultural and historical significance for the Vikings and their descendants.
The term "skål" originates from Old Norse, and it is used as a drinking salute or a toast to express camaraderie, respect, and good wishes during social gatherings. When Vikings and other Scandinavian people raised their drinking vessels and exclaimed "Skål!" it was an acknowledgment of shared company and an expression of kinship.
Here are some key aspects of the meaning of "skål" for Vikings:
Bond of Brotherhood: "Skål" represents a sense of unity and brotherhood among those who share a drink together. In the Viking Age, forming bonds and alliances was vital for survival and success, both in battle and in daily life. Toasting with "skål" symbolized the forging of such bonds and the strength of these connections.
Honoring Ancestors: Vikings held their ancestors and their traditions in high regard. When they raised their drinking vessels and said "skål," it was a way of paying homage to their forebears and continuing the cultural legacy passed down through the generations.
Celebration of Life: "Skål" was often used during celebrations and feasts, such as weddings, festivals, and other joyous occasions. It marked a moment of communal joy and festivity, celebrating the present and looking forward to a prosperous future.
Acknowledging the Gods: In a polytheistic society like the Vikings', toasting with "skål" also sometimes served as an acknowledgment of the gods and the blessings they bestowed upon the gathering.
The Act of Sharing: The act of raising a toast with "skål" emphasized the act of sharing not just a drink but also the moment itself. It encouraged hospitality and camaraderie among those gathered.
Today, "skål" remains an enduring symbol of Norse and Viking heritage. It is often used in modern Scandinavian cultures, and it continues to evoke the spirit of camaraderie, tradition, and celebration that was so important to the Vikings in their own time.