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making a pagan wall of fame?
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:49:18 pm »
in the apartment I'll be moving into not as soon as I'd like - my very pagan friendly roommates (including one obsessed with Irish folklore and mythology!) want to put up a wall dedicated to deities in our spiritually-aware apartment!


...how would you decorate such a wall? Make a giant altar? Cover it with paintings depicting the gods? What gods should we even put on our walls? We're leaning towards mostly Irish for our Irish friend: Brigid is the obvious one and I'd like to include the Morrigan but my knowledge of Irish mythology is painfully limited right now. Studying the deities of Ireland is on my to-do list.

I'm leaning towards the giant altar idea myself but how to decorate? Nothing too permanent (our lease is only the year). Cheap is good. We are all very poor college students.
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Re: making a pagan wall of fame?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 05:07:15 pm »
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...how would you decorate such a wall? Make a giant altar? Cover it with paintings depicting the gods?

Both? You could do both.

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What gods should we even put on our walls? We're leaning towards mostly Irish for our Irish friend: Brigid is the obvious one and I'd like to include the Morrigan but my knowledge of Irish mythology is painfully limited right now. Studying the deities of Ireland is on my to-do list.
I would start with the gods you currently work with or are cultivating a relationship with.

Though I suppose it depends on what you want it to be *for*. Do you know why you want an altar?

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I'm leaning towards the giant altar idea myself but how to decorate? Nothing too permanent (our lease is only the year). Cheap is good. We are all very poor college students.
If you don't want to create all the pieces yourselves, I recommend:

1. go to your local Goodwill

2. peruse the the Random Knickknack Shelves

3. buy whatever works for you

4. repeat

You can also find cheap shelves there most of the time, so you have something to put your altar on.
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Re: making a pagan wall of fame?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 05:27:38 pm »
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Both? You could do both.



I would start with the gods you currently work with or are cultivating a relationship with.

Though I suppose it depends on what you want it to be *for*. Do you know why you want an altar?


 
If you don't want to create all the pieces yourselves, I recommend:

1. go to your local Goodwill

2. peruse the the Random Knickknack Shelves

3. buy whatever works for you

4. repeat

You can also find cheap shelves there most of the time, so you have something to put your altar on.



It will most likely be created by ourselves once we move in but "what" to create and how it should look is artistically stumping me at the moment.

since we intend to have friends and folks over often, we also wants to write the stories, names, titles, etc. for our curious guests! Beyond that, we simply want to dedicate a wall to the gods and until we can actually move in and make, I'm open to ideas and visual suggestions :)
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Re: making a pagan wall of fame?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 06:10:19 pm »
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in the apartment I'll be moving into not as soon as I'd like - my very pagan friendly roommates (including one obsessed with Irish folklore and mythology!) want to put up a wall dedicated to deities in our spiritually-aware apartment!


...how would you decorate such a wall? Make a giant altar? Cover it with paintings depicting the gods? What gods should we even put on our walls? We're leaning towards mostly Irish for our Irish friend: Brigid is the obvious one and I'd like to include the Morrigan but my knowledge of Irish mythology is painfully limited right now. Studying the deities of Ireland is on my to-do list.

I'm leaning towards the giant altar idea myself but how to decorate? Nothing too permanent (our lease is only the year). Cheap is good. We are all very poor college students.

 
You could print out pictures of deities from the internet and put them in second hand frames.

Candles are usually a cheap option. Also, for an altar or shrine, fabric in colors associated with certain deities or herbs/food in an offering bowl for them would be pretty cheap. Water as a libation is quick and easy. Or writing up charts or lists for the deities including a brief paragraph or two about them and including lists of associations.

If you use a surface instead of a wall, it doesn't have to be expensive. As much as I'd love a bunch of altar tables, we just don't have them right now. Our main house shrine is arranged over the top of several milk crates. Before it was expanded, we used the top of a storage cabinet. My one partner's shrine is on a book shelf -- mostly the top and against the wall behind it, but it extends to some of the lower shelves as well (especially for his books related to it) and my other partner has his (tiny) shrine on a windowsill.
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