Mead has been romanticized in text for years. It is a prominent fixture in many Norse legends and medieval tales. With the literary references tending toward ancient lore, it’s no wonder mead has had a hard time shaking that stigma.
Below is an illustrated list of some of my favorite mead references in literature. The simple illustration is meant to balance out the traditional attitude toward mead to appeal to a more contemporary audience. Let me know if you have any other favorite mead quotes that should be added to the list!
The Lord Of the Rings – The Fellowship Of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Beowulf translation by Seamus Heaney
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien