Yggdrasil drinking horn (Traditional)
This horn has had the Norse tree of life, Yggdrasil, delicately carved into it. We have used the traditional symbol for the world tree, which was embroidered into one of the Överhogdal tapestries.
Yggdrasil (Old Norse: Askr Yggdrasils) is an immense ash tree that is a the centre of the Norse cosmos, and grows out of the "Well of Urd" which is home to the Norns. The world tree connects the 9 Norse realms, and it is said that Odin would ride up and down its trunk on his horse Sleipnir. Odin sacrificed his body, by hanging himself from the tree and piercing his flesh with Gungnir (Odin's spear). He hanged for 9 days and 9 nights. On the ninth night he had proven himself worthy to learn the secret of the runes.
- Capacity: 250-400 ml, 400 - 600 ml, 600-900 ml, 900-1.3 L (Approx)
- Hand crafted in the U.K
- Beeswax lined
- Option at add either a brass or copper raven horn rim.
- Option to add a personal engraved name onto the horn.
If name is chosen, please leave us a message on the order stating what name you would like engraving onto the horn.
All our horn products are completely handmade in our Yorkshire based workshop so please be aware there is a production time of around 4 weeks once the order has been placed .
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 a food grade beeswax, suitable for all types of cold drinks. 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 a 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.