Triple Goddess Wicca Ritual Drinking Horn with Wood Stand
The triple moon symbol, also called the triple goddess symbol, is represented by two crescent moons flanking a full moon. The left side of the symbol features a waxing moon, the center features a full moon, (a goddess figure on this horn) while the right side depicts a waning moon. The symbol is a representation of the changing phases of the moon which also correspond with the stages of womanhood:
▪ The Maiden represents enchantment, inception, expansion, the promise of new beginnings, birth, youth and youthful enthusiasm, represented by the waxing moon.
▪ The Mother represents ripeness, fertility, sexuality, fulfilment, stability, power and life represented by the full moon.
▪ The Crone represents wisdom, repose, death, and endings represented by the waning moon.
Ravens Galdr drinking horns are hand crafted one at a time in the Ravens Galdr workshop. This horn is approximately 19" long and holds approximately 25 oz. of your favorite beverage. I begin with genuine steer longhorns that have been roughly cleaned inside, but have an unfinished exterior. I scrub and clean them inside and out, carve the design, and give it a good buffing until it has a beautiful, smooth surface. I then finish the exterior of the horns with a beeswax conditioning oil, and seal up the interiors with a durable oil based wood bowl finish. Once this is done, the drinking horns are ready to use with your favorite cold beverage, such as mead, or ale!
Wood Stand Included!
Note: My drinking horns are not mass produced. I hand cut, file, sand off rough spots and blemishes, then finish the horns with an application of a buffing wheel at the end.
Care and Cleaning Tips
Now coming to the point, caring for your horn initiates with first keeping it clean. When cleaning your drinking horn, it is necessary to keep in mind the things that render them useless. Also, you need to be knowledgeable about how to preserve your drinking horn. Below are a few tips you should pay attention to in order to ensure the preservation of your drinking horn for many years to come.
Things You Should Completely AVOID
The use of dishwashers for cleaning
Using them for very hot liquids
Using strong solvents, detergents, and chemicals
Storing in extreme temperatures
Exposure to temperature swings as they can cause cracking
Using sharp objects for cleaning as they can scratch and damage the surface
Things You NEED To Do
Gently hand-wash your drinking horn after every use.
Dry it with a soft towel immediately after washing.
Cleaning your horn is an easy task once you fall into a routine. Your drinking horn is lined with a durable oil-based wood bowl finish, and can be washed with dish soap and hot (not too hot!) water. The exterior is sealed with a cutting board oil, so you need to simply use lukewarm water (not hot) and a soft cloth to clean it. Then, rinse and dry it with a towel to get rid of the moisture.
Your drinking horn may need to be recoated once a year with the wood bowl finish if it is used a lot. I use General Finishes Oil Based Wood Bowl Finish for my horns. Lastly, frequently polish the exterior of your drinking horn with vegetable oil, or wood conditioning oil to prevent it from drying out, and to keep it looking beautiful!