Honeymoon. The word "honeymoon" is traceable to a Teutonic origin. Among the Teutones was a favourite drink called metbeglin. It was made of mead of honey, was much like the mead of European countries The same beverage was also in use among the Saxons, but flavoured with mulberries. These honeyed drinks were used mote especially at marriage festivals and which were kept up among the nobility one lunar month ; the festive board being well supplied with metheglin. "Honah Moon," signified the moon or moonath of the marriage festival. Alaric the Goth, celebrated by Southey's poem, died on his wedding-night, from a too free indulgence in the honeyed drink.