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Podcast Meads

Coffee Marion
Coffee Marion

A new twist on Superstition Meadery‚ Äôs award winning classic, the Coffee Marion is crafted using specialty honey, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and coffee. The result is a decadent berry mead that offers plenty of rich coffee and honey flavors throughout.

Fling
Fling

Moonlight Meadery's Fling is a ménage a trios between the honey, strawberries, and rhubarb. Tart from the rhubarb, sweet from the honey and strawberries. Tease your senses… enjoy this semi-sweet wine with a wide variety of dishes.

Zombies Take Manhattan
Zombies Take Manhattan

B Nektar's apple mead that leaves you with an after taste of oak, cinnamon, apples, cherry and rye taste. With no alcohol presence in the taste, it goes down deceptively easy.

Upside Down Cake
Upside Down Cake

As with most of Crafted Meadery's flavors, this desert flavored drink nails the exact flavor you'd expect of baked pineapple, maraschino cherry, sweet cake, and vanilla spice.

Mystic Currants
Mystic Currants

Tart dark fruit with balanced sweetness. Piney juniper berry aroma with similar notes that are well incorporated on finish and throughout.

Core Crusher
Core Crusher

An easy to drink apple flavored cider from B Nektar similar to the Zombies Take Manhattan mead without the sweet honey. Notes of earth and barn wood compliment the dry, refreshing finish.

Apple Apocalypse
Apple Apocalypse

Caramelized honey, apples, and marshmallow pair amazingly well in this flavor from Maniacal Meadery. Skip the desert and enjoy this beautifully crafted drink.

Blackberry
Blackberry

A classic simple flavor from Schramm's Meadery that expertly delivers a beautiful full blackberry flavor the way it was meant to be done.

Cinnaman Bun
Cinnaman Bun

As with most of Crafted Meadery's flavors, this desert flavored drink nails the exact flavor you'd expect with a huge cinnamon bun aroma and creamy frosting, butter, cinnamon, and vanilla finish.

Vikingernes Mjød
Vikingernes Mjød

To create a nuanced mead, Dansk Mjød added hops to Vikingernes Mjød. This spice creates a slightly spicy, aromatic, sweet and semi-dry mead, which is reminiscent of white port wine

Salvation
Salvation

A Michigan mead that was created to match a Viking novel they published. Light and semi-dry with hints of sweetness.

Star Thistle Ambrosia
Star Thistle Ambrosia

St Ambrose Cellars' best attempt to pay homage to their beekeepers and all the work they do to provide them with such great honey to work with. They use a high quality local honey supplied by Sleeping Bear Farms to produce a dry-med dry still mead to help showcase the potential of northern Michigan honey terroir.

Music

Wardruna
Wardruna

Wardruna primarily use old and historical instruments such as primitive deer-hide frame drums, Kraviklyra, tagelharpe, mouth harp, goat horn, lur and more. Non-traditional instruments and other sources of sound like trees, rocks, water and torches are also used. All of these elements are carefully woven into a rich musical landscape and complemented with whispering voices, melodic song and mighty choirs.

Heilung
Heilung

Heilung is sounds from the northern european iron age and viking period. They used everything from running water, human bones, reconstructed swords and shields up to ancient frame drums and bronze rings in the songs. The lyrics contain original texts from rune stones and preserved spear shafts, amulets and other artifacts. Furthermore poems, which either deal with historical events or are translations/ interpretations of the originals.

Danheim
Danheim

A Nordic folk/Viking inspired project from Copenhagen-based Danish producer Mike Olsen, a man with 8 years of experience in electronic and ambient music - focusing on Nordic Folk and Viking age inspired music with a certain Nordic authenticity or mood. Danheim's music is often composed of ideas and stories on the darker side of the Viking period, inspired or consisting of Nordic Mythology, old Danish folklore, and a vivid imagination.

SKÁLD
SKÁLD

In the two years since its inception, SKÁLD has taken an unexpected path through the international musical landscape by breathing new life into the Viking spirit. The group was founded in 2018 when producer-composer Christophe Voisin-Boisvinet brought together some first-rate talents – among them singer Justine Galmiche and singer/multi-instrumentalist Pierrick Valence – to form an immersive musical project; SKÁLD embraces the ancestral spirit of the ancient skalds who chanted of the legends.

Tyr
Tyr

A Metal band established in 1998, they come from the Faroe Islands, one of the Nordic Countries. Their music is a blend of all the new Heavy Metal styles and of old Nordic folklore such as history and mythology as well as texts and melodies.

Brothers of Metal
Brothers of Metal

The Tenacious D of Viking metal. Check out their Spotify page for a truly amazing bio that was too long to include here but worth your time.

Vartra
Vartra

Vartra is a world fusion music band based in Belgrade, Serbia. Being heavily inspired by the hermetic indigenous culture of the Balkan region, Vartra incorporates fusing Nordic drumming, Slavic and oriental Melos as core elements, combined with underlying tribal sounds from around the world and with modern musical influences. Much of their lyrics stem from old incantations and mantras (Serbian: “bajalice”) and are sung in Serbian, Macedonian and Vlach language.

Themed Products

Grimfrost
Grimfrost

Home of the Vikings. Authentic viking products from Sweden. They have 30 years of experience and generations of traditions. They ship worldwide.

Viking Gear MMA
Viking Gear MMA

Quality rash guards, jiu-jitsu gis, and sparring gear with amazing Norse themes.

Fullsterkur_VikingSupp
Fullsterkur_VikingSupp

Norse themed supplements for serious athletes, primarily focusing on power lifters.

Valhyr
Valhyr

Viking, norse mythology and folk inspired artwork and clothing. Tees, hoodies, even phone cases in custom designs like Norse gods and goddesses as well as patterns of runes.

Lunafide
Lunafide

Looking to create unique designs for a variety of clothing pieces, Lunafide has an amazing selection of Norse designs sure to bring honor to the gods. With artists from all over the world, Lunafide will blow you away with their products.

Vikings Blade
Vikings Blade

Vikings Blade arn't aiming to revolutionise any industry like what many younger companies try to achieve nowadays. Instead, they try to revive the traditional wet shaving art that our forefathers mastered in the past.

Literature

The Return of Odin: The Modern Renaissance of Pagan Imagination
The Return of Odin: The Modern Renaissance of Pagan Imagination

Exploring the influence of the Norse god Odin in the modern world, Richard Rudgley reveals Odin’s central role in the pagan revival and how this has fueled a wide range of cultural movements and phenomena, including Nazi Germany, the 1960s counterculture revolution, the Lord of the Rings, the ecology movement, and the occult underground.

Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology

An amazing set of myths that covers a variety of gods and goddesses. Neil covers creation, Ragnarok, and everything in between.

Taking Up The Runes
Taking Up The Runes

Today, the best known application of rune lore is divination: chips or stones marked with runes are drawn, cast, or laid out in patterns like tarot cards. In Taking Up the Runes, Paxson delves into the ancient historical meaning of each rune and explains their contemporary uses and meanings. We discover that the real power of runes comes from inside ourselves when we find the wisdom and power within each symbol and internalize them.

Make Mead Like A Viking
Make Mead Like A Viking

Whether you’ve been intimidated by modern homebrewing’s cost or seeming complexity in the past―and its focus on the use of unnatural chemicals―or are boldly looking to expand your current brewing and fermentation practices, Zimmerman’s welcoming style and spirit will usher you into exciting new territory. Grounded in history and mythology, Make Mead Like a Viking is a practical and entertaining guide for the ages.

Ásatrú For Beginners
Ásatrú For Beginners

Ásatrú is a spiritual belief system based around the pre-Christian folklore and mythology of Northern Europe. It gained popularity in the 1970s across Europe and North America and is still thriving today, sought out for its non-dogmatic structure and emphasis on individuality, hospitality, and community-based values.