My current altar for the Hellenic deities

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My altar to the Hellenic deities is still a work in progress, but I’m slowly getting there.

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I suppose it began with Hecate. I’d already made the decision to start to worship the Hellenic deities and had set up one shrine — to Hestia — before Spring Mysteries Fest. But it didn’t really become an ongoing project until Hecate thwapped me. Then, when I was in Carefree Buffalo in Oregon, where a friend works, I saw and smelled this really expensive candle, and knewit was for Her. (It smells like the woods.) After that I realized the toad statue I’d bought at Mysteries was also for Her.

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Then came Dionysus. Erin gave me this candleholder when I visited her; the purple candle and ribbon are my additions.

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Next was a candle for Hera — I saw this on sale and decided it was just too perfect. I still need a candle for Zeus. Or a statue of Them both.

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Now Demeter, Kore/Persephone, and Hades. The bat candle holder I’ve had for a while, and honestly it’s mostly a placeholder until I can find something more suitable for Him. The green one is quite perfect for Kore/Persephone, I think, especially when paired with the glass pomegranate seed She gave me at SMF. And the purple one with grapes and vines could be seen as more appropriate to Dionysus than Demeter, but until I find a wheat-themed candle holder, this one is Hers.

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Now come the unknowns. I’m sort of leaning towards Apollo for the goldish one, and…no idea for the lotus. It was too cool to pass up, though. The wick goes right to the bottom of the glass, meaning when the water level goes down so will the flame. I think it’s pretty neat.

Still missing: Zeus, Athena, Artemis, Hephaestus, Hermes, Pan, Ares possibly, The Mousai, and Gaia.

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