Survey–please help.

Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to be trying my hand at a few new art projects. One of them is the creation of portable shrines. There are a couple of ways I can do this, but I”m torn as to Whom to make the shrines for. I probably won’t make more than two in the next month–they’re time consuming and my time at my studio is limited. so, I’ve created a survey here.

Please take a moment to answer it. The survey is one question: Who would you like to see a portable shrine for? I will be selling the shrine (most likely) when it’s finished. I’ve a selection of Norse and Greco-Roman Deities that I would be willing to craft a shrine for (mostly because I have ideas in my head for those Deities for what i could do).

I’d greatly appreciate y’all taking the time to participate in the survey. It’s a small way of participating in the creative process, and devotional process itself. 🙂

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on April 26, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Virginia carper

    Well that was short. Anyway, could you develop the prototype, and go from there. What would a shrine for a Norse God need to include? One for a Roman God?


    • ganglerisgrove

      It’s a bit hard to explain. I have two ideas in mind: one will be made from a small box, the other from two small canvasses hinged together (there is a square space at the back of each canvas that can be used as an inset shelf)…then I paint and collage the hell out of it. lol. Both would be very different from each other, but i’m just not sure which to start first.

      I would do one for a Roman God. I just listed the Deities for whom I had a specific design motif in my head.


  2. My suggestions are either Thor or Frigga.


  3. Given the portability, a wandering god seems the obvious choice – I am biased towards Hermes/Mercury/Lugos. 😉


  4. That’s really cool idea. I was divided between choosing Mani and Hermes, but I choose Hermes because when one is traveling, it makes sense to keep a devotion to a God of travelling.


  5. Given that I’ve recently discovered Mani’s splendour I would love to see a portable shrine to him, but I had to vote for Freyja because it’s me. 😉


  6. I saw a great portable alter, utilizing Russian nesting dolls. What they did was, they bought a blank set of nesting dolls and painted the deities they wanted on them.

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  7. How portable are we talking here? Easy to put in a backpack, a purse, or a pocket?



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