Vegvísir Runic Drinking Horn 32-38 cm (13"-15")
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Be the envy of your Viking, LARP or SCA group with this drinking horn made from cow horn.
The horn has a carved vegvísir symbol and decorative runic border.
The vegvísir wayfinder symbol is a Icelandic runic magic talisman symbol intended to bestow a safe journey to travel through bad weather (in Icelandic “That Which Shows the Way”). In popular culture the symbol is believed to be a Germanic and Viking ancient runic symbol which was carved on ships, shields and worn on talismans to provide guidance and protection from the Gods to Viking warriors during seafaring adventures.
The first evidence of the use of the symbol appears in three Icelandic magic grimoires from the 19th century. While the runic symbol may have been created and used during the Viking pre-Christian pagan era there is no evidence that it was widely used or know during this time.
This drinking horn is made by Lord of Battles who are an official supplier of the Game of Thrones and The Last Kingdom TV series and crafted the drinking horns and tankards shown in these series.
The horn shown is an example, of the style of horn. Due to both the natural variations in horns and the handmade quality, each horn is unique in its curvature and colour tone and maybe a mixture of yellow, brown, white, cream, black and clear in colour.
Each horn is smoothly polished and finished with a water proof food safe epoxy.
Measured along the outside of the horn, the lengths range from 32-38 cm
Stand shown in photos not included and available separately.
Horn stands shown in photos not included and available separately.
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