Raven Banner Drinking Horn
This horn has two ravens (Hugin and Munin) hand carved and then inked onto the surface in a striking red and black.
The Raven Banner (Old Norse: hrafnsmerki; Middle English: hravenlandeye) was a flag, possibly totemic in nature, flown by various Viking chieftains and other Scandinavian rulers during the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries. The flag, as depicted in Norse Artwork, was roughly triangular, with a rounded outside edge on which there hung a series of tabs or tassels. It bore a resemblance to ornately carved "weather vanes" used aboard Viking longships.
Scholars conjecture that the raven flag was a symbol of Odin, who was often depicted accompanied by two ravens named Hugin and Munin. Its intent may have been to strike fear in one's enemies by invoking the power of Odin. As one scholar notes regarding encounters between the Christian Anglo-Saxon and the invading pagan Scandinavians
Hugin (Old Norse "Thought") and Munin (Old Norse "Memory") were Odin's two Ravens. The All-father would send the pair out across Midgard (Earth) every morning to scan the world for information. They would return each evening and whisper their findings into the god's ear.
- Capacity - 250-400ml , 400-600ml , 600-900ml , 900-1.3L (Approx)
- Hugin and Munin
- Handcrafted in the U.K
- Beeswax lined
All our horn products are completely handmade in our Yorkshire-based workshop, so please be aware that there is a production time of around four weeks once the order has been placed.
If the option of adding a name is chosen, please leave us a message in the order notes or send us an email stating which name you would like engraved. If a name is chosen but not provided, we will send you ONE email to request which name you want carved. If we receive no feedback within two weeks of said email, we will send the horn without a name; and no refund will b
All our horn products are handmade in our Yorkshire-based workshop. All horns arrive in their completely natural state. We then sand, polish and line the inside of each individual piece. All designs are drawn on and carved entirely by hand.
The inside of the horn has been extensively cleaned and then lined using food-grade beeswax. We try to keep everything as authentic and organic as possible, which is why we opt for a deodorized beeswax lining rather than a polyurethane one. Because we use natural wax, the horn isn't suitable for hot drinks. All drinking horns and mugs come with a set of care instructions.
Our horns come without a stand unless specified otherwise. All our stands are made exclusively for Horns of Odin by our U.K based blacksmith and can be found in the "horn accessories" section.
These horns are made to order, so may differ from the product pictures. If you have a preferred colour horn, please leave a message with your order, and we will do everything we can to accommodate.
Any customs fees that may occur with items sent to Europe are payable by the customer.