A Modest Shrine

Browsing my backlog of drafts I found this half-started post, and figured I’d toss it out there.  Who wants some shrine porn?

Freo's Shrine Alight, April 2014, photo by author

Freo’s Shrine Alight, April 2014, photo by author

A photo of Freo’s shrine in my former home.  To date the only shrine I have erected expressly for any deity.
It has actually been taken down and placed in storage due to an unfortunate change in my living situation, where I do not have the space for even such a small end-table or shrine.  Eventually my goal is to obtain a handful of amber shards to put as a permanent offering in one of the bowls, utilize the other for temporary offerings, and to use the glass for liquid offerings.  Not pictured on the shrine itself is a necklace which I have recently obtained that will also be given to her:

Hildisvini, a necklace for Freo, crafted by Sarduriur.  Photo by author.

Hildisvini, a necklace for Freo, crafted by Sarduriur. Photo by author.

The necklace was made by Sarduriur, who does some great work.

Before you ask, no, this shrine isn’t intended for pro-active use.  It’s in fulfillment of an obligation.  Quite simply, I promised to keep one for her as part of an obligation in exchange for a personal request.  And I can assure you it is not what you think.  I am eager to get the shrine back up and in finished condition but, as of right now, the necklace is the ‘portable’ version of the shrine.  I kind of consider myself the “Martha Stewart” of shrines, as I like mine to be scantly accoutered and as aesthetically pleasing as I can find.  Cluttered ones make me wild.  This is definitely a work in progress!

Thanks for reading.

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~ by thelettuceman on January 17, 2015.

4 Responses to “A Modest Shrine”

  1. Gorgeous boar necklace (and statue!) Freya does like Her bling. 🙂

    Off topic: I saw in a convo on Sannion’s wall (regarding Sam Webster) that you deal a lot with Reddit. I don’t know much about Reddit, but it appears to be the current forum for Heathen discussion because I get pingbacks from it and Tumblr every so often. I’m feeling the need (though not at all the *want*) to go out and see what the larger Heathen world is saying at the moment. Do you have any suggestions on where might be a good place for me to start digging into Reddit?

    • I’m one of the senior mods of the Pagan subreddit (/r/pagan), and a frequent poster at /r/asatru which, despite the name, caters to a pan-Heathen perspective.

      The Asatru subreddit is…well, it can be a bit cutthroat. We have a lot of heavy recons that like to peddle typical anti-woo, anti-godspouse, anti-godphone kind of discussion in favor of more empirical things. It also runs the trend of Ancestors>Wights>Gods in worship and people who ask about god focusing can run in to some criticisms. It can be harshly critical, but is entirely able to be dealt with.

      I haven’t been kicked out yet, so that says something!

      • Great, thanks for the info! Now I just need to figure out how to get onto Reddit. 🙂 As for strict Recons, I haven’t dealt with them too much in the last ten years, but before then I was leaning pretty strict recon myself. It’ll be interesting to see what they’re up to now.

        • If you’ve seen Ale Glad’s blog (asatrublog.com), he is one of their mods. That might help!

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