Top 10 wine gods and goddesses11th January, 2013 by Rupert Millar
If there is one set of people closely associated with drinking it is the Norsemen. Their mythology too usually involves Thor, Odin or Loki, imbibing heavily at the halls of their fellow god Ægir before betting each other they can’t capture a giant’s daughter and setting off on an adventure.
Ægir himself was god of the waves but he and his daughters were famous for their ale, which they prepared in a pot which had been stolen from the giant Hymir by Thor and Tyr in a previous adventure.
The magical properties of the pot were such that it could never be emptied even by a god, always re-filling with ale as soon as it is drained – not that this stops the Æsir from trying of course.