Close up of my Sigyn Shrine

I’ve been meaning to post this for a week or so. I bumped into my shrine for Sigyn and Loki and knocked over an offering of red wine. I was pissssed at myself, because it made quite the mess, but then I figured it was a good opportunity to clean and refresh the shrine, which I’d been meaning to do for some time. I have a lot of shrines in my home and I will admit that it’s difficult to keep them all pristine. I make offerings regularly so I usually use that time to dust them and make sure that everything is in order, but at least quarterly, I like to take everything off the shrine, clean it, change the shrine cloth, and rearrange the sacred images and icons. (I have to do this for my ancestor shrine before Yule and I’m dreading it — that sucker is so big it takes me two to three days to do it properly). When I spilled the wine on Sigyn and Loki’s shrine, I took that as a sign that it was time to roll up my sleeves and give it a proper cleaning, which I did. So, I wanted to share a close up of the newly restored shrine:

Close up of Sigyn and Loki’s shrine

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 wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on November 14, 2020, in Heathenry, shrines and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. It’s a beautiful shrine! On a similar note, I’ve had Loki on my mind alot lately, so on Halloween night, I offered a prayer to Loki for the first time. One of the things that springs to mind about Halloween, is dealing with Fear. And I’ll be honest…Loki scares me. I guess I’m afraid that if I let Loki into my life…things will get pretty chaotic. I don’t know if I’m ready for that. Dionysos *and* Loki…I’m going to need a drink.

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    • Don’t be scared – everything He does is for your own good LOL!
      Also, He won’t wait for your invitation, that’s for sure (He is not some imaginary demon).

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      • Oh I knew you were kidding. lol The fear is similar to the one a person has for the Doctor or *gulp* the Dentist. You know it’s for your own good to go, but that doesn’t stop the anxiety. As for not waiting for an invitation, I think he’s trying Charm first.

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    • The Gods should scare us. I think that is a healthy and pious response. BUT, the proper corollary is to throw yourself into veneration. It doesn’t matter what you’re ready for or not ready for. What matters is what is appropriate to do, giving proper veneration to the Gods, to the dead, living with spiritual courage. Because I’ll tell you something marvelous: Loki is a God like no other. Every good thing in my life including my relationship with Odin came in some way through His hands. He will protect and goad, transform, and bring you into alignment with divine will and pour blessings into your hands at the same time. Fear is appropriate, because He is a God and we should be humble,respectful, mindful of our place and Their power, but that should not ever keep one from right action: veneration and prayer, devotion and offering. Dionysos and Loki — what a marvelous pair. You are lucky!

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    • I went from Born Again Baptist, to hello Loki. ❤

      He is a God of change, and the change will be uncomfortable, but once you cross that bridge and those initial changes are behind you, you'll wonder why you were so worried or hesitant. But ho long that takes varies widely on your own journey.

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  2. It’s a beautiful place dedicated to Loki and Sigyn!
    I might be wrong, but I’ve noticed that I stumble often, or if like somebody knock my hand with cup of coffee/tea making all that spill mess – when Loki wants me to do something. Probably it’s not only my imagination after all…
    Thank you Galina.

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    • If I start getting klutzy in the house (more than one incident in a short period of time) I make sure to set out offerings to the house vaettir, it’s usually a sign they want something more than usual.

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      • I find that too. I do a cleansing and make offerings. sometimes it’s malocchio, but more often, I’ve been neglectful.

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  3. Very beautiful shrine. I especially like the big roses on it. Hail Sigyn and hail Loki!

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  4. These Deities have a gorgeous shrine in your home. May they bless all who dwell there.

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