This 6 oz. pewter flask has a Thistle engraved on the front along with the Scots Gaelic toast "Slainte Mhath!" It comes with a small funnel, to insure you don't spill a drop!
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- Made in UK
- 100% Pewter
- Holds 6 oz.
Why is the thistle the "Flower of Scotland"?
According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish army's encampment. During this operation one barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain, thus alerting Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders. Some sources suggest the specific occasion was the Battle of Largs, which marked the beginning of the departure of King Haakon IV (Haakon the Elder) of Norway who, having control of the Northern Isles and Hebrides, had harried the coast of the Kingdom of Scotland for some years.
Slainte Mhath (pronounced "Slan'cha Ma") literally means "Good Health". Slainte translates vaguely as health. "Mhath" is the feminine form of "math" (pron. "maa"). In Scots Gaelic, we aspirate to make an adjective feminine. Thus the name "Mairi" (Marie) is given extra feminine emphasis by aspiration - "Mhairi" (pron. "Varry").
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