This "I Drink From The Skulls Of My Enemies" T-shirt is must-have for history buffs, RPG fans (Dungeons and Dragons for one) or just those who dig this dark humor. It is widely debated as to whether or not certain Indian tribes, Vikings, Anglo Saxons, Buddhists, and Issedones (along with many other groups) actually drank and ate from the skulls of their enemies or their own dead. Based on the fact that so many stories we deem to be "brutal" by today's standards, we have to think at least some of the stories of drinking blood or eating from skulls are true.
For instance, it was said the ancient Scythians (who came before the Anglo Saxons) were vicious towards oustiders and other tribes whom they would often kill, consume their flesh and then make their skulls into drinking cups. This practice we find mentioned in the bible under Ezekiel 39:18 where it is said; "You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, goats and bulls–all of them fattened animals from Bashan. And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of ray sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you."
Additionally, we've found that certain Goths and Scandinavian tribes had also used this same custom. A tribe first mentioned by Ammianus Marcellinus called the Scordisci, ancient inhabitants of Pannonia, who were a Celtic (Gaulish) people who had fought the Romans during the 3rd century. Marcellinus says they had also drank blood from their enemies’ skulls. The Scordisci have a saying, "Fill the honeyed beverage high; Fill the skulls, ’tis Odin’s cry!"
Oh, and one of our favorite accounts goes like this, “I shall go to war to revenge the death of my brothers! I shall kill, I shall exterminate, I shall burn my enemies! I shall bring away slaves ; I shall devour their heart, dry their flesh, drink their blood ! I shall tear off their scalps, and make caps of their skulls.”—Indian War Song.