If you have been following my daily rune draws you will know that I have been thinking about doing the Dedicant path program in the ADF, and that the kindred seem to support this choice. One of the requirements for the Dedicant path is creating a home altar/shrine; I was already in the process of creating this, so I have made a few changes to it, so that it is a proper ADF shrine. I have a few more Items to add, but here is the start. I hope to expand a little more on the description of each item, and add a close up photo of each also.
Perkūnas the Baltic god of the storms. The tree that fell, is one that I loved sense my friends moved into this house, and I was saddened when it fell. This is also the end of the branch, that I will be using to make a wood burned set of runes.
here. This is the first of many improvements that I nave planned and I am happy that it is done. The necklace can actually act as a portable shrine.
The Elephant & the Mug, (Right Front), these represent my ancestors, the elephant is a paperweight I bought my mother from a garage-sale when I was five years old, that started her amazing elephant collection. The coffee mug belonged to my brother Mike, and I received it when he passed. I use the Mug to hold my runes made of buffalo bone, that are used when seeking advice from the ancestors.
Future Improvements: Aside from that mentioned above, I hope to get a few small vessels to hold offerings, and a dish for burring offerings. I also am pretty sure that there will be a few more gods added to my personal pantheon, and when that happens, a representation will be added to the altar.