Monday, December 07, 2009

Setting Up A Shrine

My Household ShrineImage by timtak via Flickr

Well, it took me long enough to find a place for the darned thing.

So now I need to find out what to put on it. I've got a few basic ideas - candles, offering dishes, images of the God/desses I am particularly attracted to, but there's a couple of things I need to ask.

One is: where do I get images or statues of the gods? I'm looking at adding things for Manannan, Aonghus and the Morrigan, but I don't know where to get statues. Ordering online is not preferable, given they will turn up in the mail and that could potentially create embarrassing situations, not to mention I have no way of paying for them without alerting parents. For specific shops, I live in Melbourne, Australia, and for DIY, I have very little craft ability in the areas of drawing or textiles (sticking things together and a bit of woodwork shouldn't be a huge issue), and anything I make myself will probably be an abomination, or at least an embarrassment. I could probably print off images and mount them on something, but if there's any clever suggestions, I need some.

Second is: Are there any decorations, scents, etc. specific to those deities that people recommend I incorporate? I have a fairly small space, so I won't be able to put in a large amount of foliage or anything, but small stones or colour schemes should be about right.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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