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WHICH BOOK, MOVIE, MUSIC AND GAMES TO PAIR WITH YOUR ANCIENT YULE FESTIVAL CANDLES

The candles we create are not just made up of wax and glass, they are carefully curated to capture an atmosphere, a memory, or dreams of a fantasy realm.

From the moment you open your package and feast your eyes on the beautiful packaging, to lighting your candle and inhaling the aroma for the first time, you are indulging in a unique experience that transports you to another world.

Our candles are perfect for enhancing those regular moments of life, and that's why we love to pair them with books, movies, games and events for an even more immersive experience.

So let us take you on a journey with our Ancient Yule Festival collection, and show you how to create the most magical experience for yourself.

First, read the descriptions and light your candle from our Ancient Yule Festival collection.



On this, the longest night of the year, the Yule festival begins! Step outside, hear the festivities in the distance, and see the glow of a roaring fire. Vivid green lights dance in the sky and stars shimmer against the inky black.


Hear your feet crunch through frozen snow as you walk, stopping to watch villagers playing dice games and archery as you pass through. The icy wind on your cheeks is replaced by roaring heat as you step into the longhouse and are greeted with the scent of smoke, spilled spirits, and the sound of laughter and song.

Let the Yule celebrations begin!

Next, to set the scene, put on the Ancient Yule Festival playlist we created specially for this collection, and image yourself in a village in ancient Scandinavia, where the Winter Solstice celebrations are just beginning.

Games

If gaming is your thing, we have two recommendations, so you can play using a console or go traditional and play a tabletop game with friends.


For console: Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Did you know that this game was the original inspiration behind our winter collection? Read about the inspiration here! In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, you become a legendary Viking raider on a quest for glory. Explore a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages.

Lead your clan from icy desolation in Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands, find your settlement and conquer this hostile land by any means to earn a place in Valhalla.

This year, the winter update is coming back! Assassin's Creed will get a sprinkling of snow for the Winter Solstice celebrations, and you will be able to play games and compete in contests such as archery, eat, drink and be merry!


Tabletop game: Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga

In Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga, you vie for glory across three epic Viking sagas, each one a different journey to raid, trade, and settle territories. Will you choose the path of diplomacy and trade for victory? Or will your longship cast a bloody wake?

Start your journey by gathering crew and goods to outfit your boat. Will your ships be filled with warrior or goods? Settlers or sackers?

After your launch from bustling ports into the open sea, you must choose your path to power — but don't get lost in the wind; the sea will gladly devour souls who take her lightly...

The life of a Viking is one of power and glory, or untold sorrow. Which shall be your destiny?

TV Show - Vikings


Vikings is an epic series inspired by the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok, who is one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of Anglo-Saxon England and West Francia.

The show portrays Ragnar as a farmer who rises to fame by raiding England and eventually becomes a Scandinavian king, with the support of his family and fellow warriors.

In the later seasons, the series follows the fortunes of his sons and their adventures in England, Scandinavia, Kievan Rus', the Mediterranean and North America.

Please check content warnings, this show isn't for young eyes!

Movie - Beowulf


Set in 507 and based on an epic Old English poem, a monstrous troll called Grendel wreaks havoc in the mead hall of Danish King Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster.

A fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's Mother , where an evil bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes King.

Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of monsters really over?

Book - Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


Neil Gaiman presents his inspiring retelling of Norse Mythology in this book, exploring the stories of Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

Staying true to the myths passed down in the Norse pantheon, he tells tales of Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

The stories start at the beginning, with the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants along the hero's journey. If you've always been interested in Norse Mythology but haven't known where to begin - this is the book for you!

Click here to buy a copy.

Most importantly, experiencing the collection to its fullest isn't possible without the candles themselves! Complete your collection and experience all 6 scents.

How do you create the ultimate experience for your candles? Join our Facebook group to share your setup with others, or post on social media and tag us @mythologiecandles

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