Shrine pic: part of my ancestor shrine

A close up of the part of my ancestor shrine given to the castrati.

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 March 7, 2021, in Ancestor Work, devotional work, Lived Polytheism, shrines and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Interesting use of texture, color and flavor (strawberry and chocolate candies). Thank you for sharing this.

    Did you set out to incorporate the five (5) senses? Color = vision; texture = touch and vision; flavor = taste and smell. The sense of sound is represented by the Castrati, themselves, and their blessed voices.

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    • ganglerisgrove

      Consciously, no; but I tend to make my shrines appeal to the sensorium as a matter of course. I doubt I was thinking of it consciously at the time, but our Gods and ancestors and allied spirits should have nice and pretty things to my mind. lol. I hate a bare shrine.

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    • ganglerisgrove

      LOl I just noticed in the upper right my maternal grandma in her house dress smiling over the whole thing. ha ha. I hadn’t realized I’d caught that part of the shrine in this pic.

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  2. Great job on your ancestors shrine! I love the colors.


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