Thursday, November 4, 2010

The drink of the gods! Or at least the mug they used to hold it.

Eisenbrauns is offering a Beer (ahem) large mug shaped beverage container. It is inscribed with the "The Drinking Party of 'Ilu (KTU 1.114; RS 24.258) in both Ugaritic and English. Click here to see a picture of the original tablet along with a transliteration. Here is their description.

The gods gather together to drink, Yarihu drinks himself under the table, and 'Ilu is carried home by two goddesses. That's the story behind this mug, and the story that's printed on it, as well, with the transcription of the original Ugaritic on one side, and the translation on the other.

This is no dainty stemware—this is nearly 3 pounds of solid glass, and will hold two full bottles of your favorite libations (or a 5-scoop root beer float, for those under age.)

We encourage you to imbibe reponsibly, but should you choose to drink yourself under the table like a god, consider yourself warned: the section missing from the transcription (and tablet) is the rest of the hangover remedy!

I will wait to see if they are selling them at SBL in Atlanta. If not then I will need to pre-order mine.


  1. John, thanks for the mention!

    We are planning on taking some to SBL. They'll be $15 or free with an order of $150 or more.

    The link you posted has expired; try this one:


    Andy Kerr

  2. Andy,

    Thanks for the tip. This should work now. I will stop by the booth to see the mug. I might have to order one though since 3 pounds of glass is heavy on the plane!