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In need of some ideas. [Apr. 27th, 2009|05:04 pm]
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I've recently taken up brewing my own alcohol as a hobby, and I'm trying to come up with a "house name" for my home-brewed stuff...everything from cordials to meads and wines, maybe even beer or ale down the road if I get really good at it.

The name of my stuff need not neccessarily make refference to Odin but it'd be nice if it did...god of mead/wine and all.

I'm just kindof on the lookout for any and all ideas. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. ;)

[User Picture]From: lokis_dottir
2009-04-28 12:28 am (UTC)
well Odin's Mead, and Raven's mead have been taken already by others...

But if you go for the origins of mead from our lore you could call it

Kvasir's Blood
Or refer to it by the jars the mead was fermented in: Son and Bodhn
or the kettle used to make it: Odrorir

You could call it Gunnlod's Hoard
Or you could get artsy and just call it "Inspiration"

Or if you look to our lore for examples of the mead-hall, or mead cup/horn... you then get examples of things like the Valkyrie offering it to the chosen warriors (Freya got first half) in Odin's Valhalla, or it's mentioned in Beowulf

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[User Picture]From: blue_estro
2009-04-28 04:27 am (UTC)
Mimir's Draught? (Draft?)
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[User Picture]From: aeon_of_maat
2009-04-28 06:09 am (UTC)
i don't have any direct ideas for you, but thought you might be interested in this link:

its basically a list of Odin's heiti, or his names and titles. there are hundreds of them. perhaps what you seek is among them.
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[User Picture]From: lwood
2009-04-29 05:34 am (UTC)
The name of my stuff need not neccessarily make refference to Odin but it'd be nice if it did...god of mead/wine and all.

Hm. Well...when I brew, I name each recipe according to its nature and my particular inspiration. So, so far, we've had Serpent Cyser (because the water was from Rattlesnake Spring) and two iterations of Hefty Hefeweizen.

Naming the brewery as a collective agent is something we haven't done yet, although we've brainstormed a bit.

But Odin as a brewing god? Well...

While Odin is a god of ecstasy in all its forms, and IME certainly likes his wine, mead, and "whaddya got?", an appeal to a brewer among the gods and under your own roof isn't quite Odin's bailiwick--coming up with a new recipe, yes, drinking, yes, but brewing...not quite.

Of our gods and the, shall we say, Greater Godlike Community, only one has the capacity to handle the entire pantheon turning up at once, and that's Ægir, a jötun. So, that's one place to look.

Yet, I wouldn't consider brewing to be at the god level. Making sure the yeast beasts Do Their Thing is a job for the housewight IMO, whether it's beer or bread you're making.

And besides, there's nothing wrong with repeating someone else's name--just put yours on too, e.g. "RantingMule's Righteous Meadery"--which has the further benefit of being pleasantly alliterative.

Refer to your job, perhaps: Kuttenklip Brewery.

-- Lorrie
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