I created the Yuletide Shopping Guide in part because Yule is one of my favorite times of year. The guide features items polytheists would enjoy seeing in their homes or under their tree this yuletide. All with the hope of spreading some holiday cheer in a difficult year by finding items that can help feed our devotions within our polytheistic traditions, but also to hopefully along the way lift up some of the artisans in our midst too.
So far I’ve included resources for crafters, makers, and DIYers: cookie cutters, crafting molds, fabric (Mesoamerican, Egyptian, Greek, Northern Europe), machine embroidery designs, cross-stitch and embroidery patterns, as well as knitting and crochet patterns. I’ve also highlighted some items on a Krampus theme. I’ve spotlighted items you can use to deck the halls and trim the tree.
There were some artists and artisans who offered a range of product across pantheons, or whose work focuses on a tradition that I didn’t have enough items to spotlight on its own. So I highly recommend that you carefully peruse the spotlighted artists and artisans in my miscellaneous Part 1, & Part 2. You will find offerings encompassing a vast array of traditions: Norse, Slavic, Celtic, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Hindu, Polynesian, Mesoamerican, Minoan, Assyrian, Sumerian, Welsh, Asian, Native American/Inuit, and more!
Today will be the first installment of Northern Europe themed products relevant for fellow Northern Tradition polytheists.
WhereTheGodsLive features work made from horn, antlers, and occasionally bone.
UK based artist Samantha Chilton’s online store front SJChilton presents religious statues of deities in sculpted plaster. Their work primarily focuses on the Norse Gods and Goddesses, but occasionally they’ll have items for other polytheists too. Check out her depiction of the Disir.
NorsemanArts offers handmade Norse pagan crafts in horn, born and wood.
KykvendiByK is the online store front for a a talent French based artist whose chosen medium is bronze. Focusing primarily on Norse themes, they do have a small scattering of other traditions represented too.
AgaBlochArt is an Ireland based artist making handmade linocut prints and cards. While she tackles a few different subject matter, she has several prints of the Norse Gods and Goddesses.
Ukraine based Artrada offers hand carved wooden statues (and the occasional box) of the Gods and Goddesses. Most of their work is of Northern Tradition deities, but you’ll find a small scattering of Slavic and Celtic representations too.
Stay tuned for more installments!
I recently posted that because 2020 has been a challenging year I was putting together a Yuletide Shopping Guide with the intent to help artisan members of our community & to help spotlight items that support our religious devotions and practices. I know it’s early, but I wanted to go ahead and start spotlighting project materials that DIYers may want to use to make their own gifts this yuletide.
Molds can open up a wide range of possible creations for our DIYers: candles, soaps, jewelry, décor, paperweights statuary, candies, chocolates and more. While I’ll be spotlighting some polytheistic related items, I do offer a word of caution. Read the descriptions carefully at the seller’s listing to make sure the mold can be used for the purpose you would like. I have found some sellers will use the same product listing image to sell both the mold, and an item created from the mold. Or they’ll be selling items made from the mold with a note in the product description to contact them if you want to buy the mold. So it can be very confusing. Take your time and make sure you understand what you’re buying, and ask if you’re uncertain.
RussianMolds offers silicone molds for gods and goddesses from both the Slavic Pantheon, and the Norse Pantheon. These offerings are in addition to a wide array of other molds.
Etsy store SiliconeMoldArt features an array of molds for multiple polytheistic pantheons. You can find Norse Gods, Slavic Gods, and Hindu Gods all in mold form.
You can find both candles made from the molds, and the molds themselves in this shop for various Greco-Roman Goddesses, such as Hebe, Artemis, Venus. Word of caution, at this shop most of the listings are for candles made from the mold, but many of the product descriptions say you can inquire about purchasing the mold too.
Outside of the shops listed above, I’m saving you the work of having to hunt things down by directly linking to a few other items of interest I found, including a tarot patterned foil sheet intended to be used in resin mold projects.
· Aurora, Greek Goddess
· Mjollnir, Thor’s Hammer
· Norse Runes (just ignore the “blank” rune)
· Celtic Triquetra (TriKnot)
· Anubis, Egyptian God
· Bastet (head), Egyptian Goddess
· Bastet, Egyptian Goddess
· Isis, Egyptian Goddess
· Antique Hindu Jewelry Molds
· Various Greco-Roman Gods and Goddesses – inquire with the seller to purchase the mold, this listing is for resin castings from the molds
· Tarot Resin Foil Sheet for use with resin/epoxy projects