Community Altar for October 2018: Hel and The Ancestors

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This month’s community altar is dedicated to the Goddess Hel, and to the Ancestors. This month’s altar is simple, and yet rich with symbols. The flower bouquet is half carnations (flowers of springtime) and half mums (flowers of autumn, traditionally associated with death), reflecting the two halves of Hel’s body, and the realities of our […]

A Gift for Angrboda

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Wandering through the crowd outside the Ferry Building in San Francisco recently, I scanned the various crafts booths as I walked. Mostly the usual items—jewelry, artwork, clothing, and ceramics. And then—ooh, shiny!—a table with a long glass case containing many knives. So of course I had to stop to look! The artisan is Duckhee Lee […]

A New Item for Loki’s Altar

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Because, if there’s anything He likes, it’s a new toy!   Yes, that is an authentic Marvel “Thor: Ragnarok” Hot Wheels Loki car in the corner of the altar! The helmet isn’t detachable, but that’s probably for the best—I’d end up removing it and putting it back, over and over, giggling madly, instead of, you […]

An Altar for Jormundgandr

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Most of my recent Great Clay Experiment was a disappointment. I found the Premo! Sculpey almost impossible to work with, and then it lost its shape while baking, so the pieces were ruined. A prayer card holder with a warped support doesn’t work very well. The one thing that did work well—although not as expected—was […]

A New Piece for Loki’s Altar

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I was fortunate to spend a long afternoon with Karen Krebser of The Muse’s Darling yesterday. In addition to the gift of her delightful company, she presented me with this amazing Loki mask from ArtefaktumUA. It’s a bronze piece, but the color shifts with the light, moving among bronze, silver, and black. I’ve been unable […]

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