Definitions for "Sumbel"
ritualized toasting. Ancient Germanic ritual also used by modern Heathen s. Food is not served, and it is bad form to get drunk. First round in contemporary useage is to the Gods, the second round is to ancestors and heroes, and the third round is open. Folks typically make boasts or oaths, tell a story, sing a song, or just pass the horn along if they have nothing to say (seldom happens). Blots and Sumbels are the two main Heathen rituals, with Oracular Seidhr sessions possibly being the third major category.
a series of ritualized toasts