Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Gold Skull Cup


There's a goblet in the Evening Falls shop, called Gold Skull Cup. It costs 8$ and it's superstar (shocker). I don't think I could ever drink out of it if I had it in real life, it's way too scary, but the idea is excellent though.

So is the real life version. It's part of Alchemy Gothic's Arca collection. It's called Lord Byron Goblet. Lord Byron was a poet in case you didn't know. He wrote Don Juan (you probably know it, right?) and I think his skull is portrayed on the goblet. I find all this fascinating.

In case anyone is interested, here's one of Byron's songs:

SO WE'LL GO NO MORE A ROVING

So we'll go no more a roving
so late into the night
Though the heart be still as loving
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears the sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And Love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for the Byron add! I really admire his work! And it might sound weird but hell yeah I would drink from a cup like this!!!

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  2. I bought it and love it. Had no idea that it had an RL counterpart!

    Oh, and thanks for the Byron poem. Too cool.

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  3. I bought one of them..they're awesome, of course!!!

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  4. Accidentally stumbled on this blog... but have to correct you. The goblet is called 'Lord Byron's Skull Goblet' because of the gossips circling in his life. Some people said that on his extravagant parties Byron used to drink out of a cup made out of human skull. Some believed it was actually a monk's skull - which naturally only made things worse. Not sure how much of this is truth though. As my history teacher says: History is only a bad kind of fiction. :)

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  5. actually, i think the goblet is a skull because of his poem Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed From a Skull :D

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  6. Anyone know at all where I can buy one at?

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