Hunt the Wren – 11oz Two-Tone Mug

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Hunt the Wren is a very old tradition, likely dating to Celtic or pre-Celtic times.  In the long ago when cultures were more animistic/shamanistic, the killing of an animal was either done for food, offering or the transfer of that animals’ powers to another.  In the case of the wren, who is highly territorial and aggressive to other birds that nest in its area and thus a fierce protector, it is likely that food was not a consideration in its ritual killing but the other two were.  Through its death its powers are available to be called upon/transferred and the old Manx folk would ask for peace on the wren, on themselves and on the community (thus no conflict arising).  During the wren events, it was lucky to receive a feather of the dead bird when it was paraded and, with due solemnity, it was buried in the parish church at the end of the day.

Today’s tradition involves no hunt and embraces singing, dancing and merriment with a fabricated wren hanging from the wren pole instead of a real one.

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Hunt the Wren is a very old tradition, likely dating to Celtic or pre-Celtic times.  In the long ago when cultures were more animistic/shamanistic, the killing of an animal was either done for food, offering or the transfer of that animals’ powers to another.  In the case of the wren, who is highly territorial and aggressive to other birds that nest in its area and thus a fierce protector, it is likely that food was not a consideration in its ritual killing but the other two were.  Through its death its powers are available to be called upon/transferred and the old Manx folk would ask for peace on the wren, on themselves and on the community (thus no conflict arising).  During the wren events, it was lucky to receive a feather of the dead bird when it was paraded and, with due solemnity, it was buried in the parish church at the end of the day.

Today’s tradition involves no hunt and embraces singing, dancing and merriment with a fabricated wren hanging from the wren pole instead of a real one.

Product Information

  • Material: White ceramic with a glossy finish
  • Available in one size: 11oz (0.33 l)
  • Six colours to choose from
  • C-shaped easy-grip handle
  • Lead and BPA-free
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Care Instructions: clean in dishwasher or wash by hand using washing up liquid/dish soap
  • Colour representation is only as accurate as the web design and printing process allows

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