A New Shrine

One of the things we did in my household this Yule was set up a shrine to Idunna. I’ve never really had any type of devotional relationship with Her before, but this autumn, we all began finding ourselves deeply drawn to Her veneration. I wanted to share a picture of the shrine. I’m very pleased with the way it’s coming along. It is a wall shrine, though I”m not sure that comes through in the photo. We have it hanging at the top of our stairs and every time we pass by, we pray to Her.

Tonight was our last formal Yule ritual. We had Modranacht on the 20th, a proper Yule rite on the 21st, and tonight we did a rather informal rite for the House of Mundilfari. Our next rite will be on the 31st to usher in the New Year. Happy Yule, folks.


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 December 23, 2020, in devotional work, Heathenry, Holy Tides, shrines and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Very pretty shrine. I like the colours you chose for it. Hail Idunna

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  2. Idunna has a special place in my heart and hearth. Mother made her apple deserts from scratch…or scrinch…as I remember the sound of her knife peeling and cutting the apples. Apple pie, apple brown betty, apple cobler…all with her loving hands. I often wonder what she thought of as she was doing it. Mother had a lot of grief in her life. Perhaps that was how she made peace with it.

    Thank you for sharing the photo,

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    • ganglerisgrove

      do you have any of her recipes? Cooking is such a powerful way to connect with our beloved ancestors. 🙂


  3. A lovely shrine as always. Prais Idunna.

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  4. I love seeing how the altar I found and sent you the link of, ended up being used by you. 🙂

    Hail to thee Idunna
    Lady of the Dale
    Through the Coming Winter
    Keep us whole and hale.

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