《A Song of Ice and Fire:Game of Thrones》Tormund - The Mead-King of Ruddy Hall

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, you are probably familiar with the vivid character - Tormund. Tormund owns lots of titles, and he is often hailed as "Tall-talker", "Horn-blower", "Breaker of Ice", "Tormund Thunderfist", "Husband to Bears", and "The Mead-King of Ruddy Hall".
I am sure if you like Tormund, you must be very interested in his love story. Many netizens discussed "what if" he has a baby how his baby would look like. And they made this...
I know.
But in this article, we will focus on Tormund and his favorite drink - Mead.
" Well spoken, crow. Now bring out the mead! Make them yours and get them drunk, that's how it's done. We'll make a wildling o' you yet, boy. Har! "
—Tormund to Jon Snow
A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon XIII.

Battle on the Honeywine

The Honeywine is a large river in the Reach. Beginning near Brightwater Keep, it flows south and is joined by a tributary at Honeyholt, then continues south to Oldtown where it is joined by a tributary originating to the east by Uplands. It then flows into Whispering Sound at southern Oldtown. The Honeywine is the agricultural capital of the Reach. 

The Battle of the Honeywine was one of many battles fought during the Dance of the Dragons, the civil war between the greens of Aegon II Targaryen and the blacks of Rhaenyra Targaryen for control of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms after the death of their father, King Viserys I Targaryen.

The Horn Cup For Honey Wine

Horn cup is usually made of polished horns and it exists over than a thousand years in Europe and the Caucasus. Normally, the horn cup will not have much
decoration on it. But in a ceremony, you could find some gold-made or silver-made decoration on it. 
You can find horn cups in lost of mythologies. In Norse mythology, Thor drinks with horn cup and according to the story, the volume of the horn cup is so huge. It could hold an entire ocean. While in the story of Beowulf, it describes Beowulf uses horn cup to drink mead.

The Honey Wine In Norse Mythology

According to Vikings' folklore, the god of Norse, Odin, gained his power by drinking mead while he was a child. (not sure whether he was over 21) The other story is if a loyal warrior died in the field, he will have a cup of mead as a reward while he is in heaven. Without a doubt, mead (aks honey wine) is very important to Vikings.

Luckily mead is not something made up. It is real. It could help you stay healthy according to Vikings' folklore. The reason why mead has such beneficial effects is that it is made from honey. Thousands of years ago, honey is treated as a material for natural treatment with its nutrition and antibacterial effect. Also, mead is fermented by honey. During the fermentation, the number of good lactic acid bacteria increases from 0.1B to 100B. This kinds of bacteria help Vikings fight with intruders and disease.

How To Make Your Honey Wine? The Perfect Recipe

Mead is made from honey. The ingredients you need is pretty simple: Honey, Yeast, and Water. Yes, that is all you need. The theory behind it is yeast transfers honey into alcohol and that becomes mead. Simple.

So... What exactly I need to do to make my own mead? 

With ALCHEMA, making your perfect mead is easy, here is what you need:

1.  An ALCHEMA machine

2.  A smart phone

3.  Honey 22 oz

4.  A pack of yeast

5.  Water 

Download the ALCHEMA App and select the mead recipe. Our recipe lists the ingredients you need and the steps you need to follow. All you need is following the recipe and our app will notify you when it is ready to drink.


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