Community Altar for June 2017

June 18, 2017 | Filed Under Community Altar | No Comments
Community Altar June 2017

Community Altar June 2017

The theme for this month’s community altar is “Fathers”, because Father’s Day here in the US is June 18.

The images are Loki, standing between his biological father, Farbauti, and his foster-father, Surt.

I couldn’t find a good image of Surt, so instead I am using a photograph of the eruption of the Fimmvörðuhálsi volcano in Iceland in 2010, taken by Vilhelm Gunnarsson that is on a postcard I found in Iceland. As Surt is the King of Muspellheim, a volcanic eruption seems an apt representation of Him.

Loki is so often thought of as the father (and mother) of various children of many realms, I felt that depicting Him with His two fathers would be a good way of recognizing those whose presence and absence influenced Him as He grew into adulthood, and which directly influenced HIs approach to fatherhood.

Even though Surt was Loki’s foster-father, He was a real father in the ways that mattered to the young boy, being the primary male influence during Loki’s childhood due to Farbauti’s absence.

If you have unresolved emotions about your own father(s), I hope this image will be helpful in your work of dealing with those issues.

If you have a good relationship with your father(s), I hope this image brings you joy.

Hail the Fathers!


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