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NO, Not *That* Wolf

The day I moved into the new apartment I was a Bad Priestess and didn't start by setting up my household altar. That night, however, I found it was impossible to actually go to bed without re-establishing my three primary altars: household altar, Ereshkigal altar, marriage altar.

Because most of stuff was in boxes, the initial household altar consisted of my Tiwaz figure and the libation bowl of vodka. As my boxes were unpacked, I added the carved wooden bear (family totem) and a ceramic figure of a woman wearing a skirt of stars with her arms upraised. But they were all crowded on the end of my fireplace mantle, obviously not something that should continue.

Today, during a several hour unpacking session, I realized that the perfect location for the new household altar was on the shelf of the tv stand. (Trust me, it works better than it sounds.) I placed everything where it was supposed to go, but was frustrated to find that the big wolf statue wouldn't fit the new space.

I called Wolfling and asked her input and opinion, since it's her household too. She said, "It needs a wolf figure." I agreed, but neither of us could find something small. I did, however, find a sweet little stuffed wolf that usually sits on my dresser. Grinning mischievously, I set it on the altar next to Tiwaz.

The response I got wasn't a growl, per se -- just an implacable NO from Lohain.

Really? I poked, teasing.

NO.

Okay, okay. . . I'll take it off.

The little stuffed wolf went back to my dresser, but so far Wolfling and I have not been able to find something appropriate. A shopping trip may be in order. I'm sure he'll let me know when I find something he approves of.

It probably doesn't translate all that well here, but I found it very amusing. . . .

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qos
Apr. 30th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
While it's remotely possible that I could make an altar dedication of something connected to Lohain without him being aware of it, I wouldn't want to bet on it.

It's not that he doesn't have a sense of humor -- even about himself -- and I don't hesitate to tweak him at other times. . . but he was pretty strong about not wanting this, and I'm going to respect that.
silverhawkdruid
May. 1st, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Talking of whimsy. I currently have a Whimsey pig representing Mannannan on my healing altar. LOL. He has a wicked sense of humour, and I imagine it doesn't hurt that the piggie is cute. :-)
_storyteller_
Apr. 30th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC)
Let me know the size and I can get you one from here that might work.

Not sure, but it is worth a try.

qos
Apr. 30th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the offer. It's probably best that Wolfling and I find the right piece, given the purpose, but if his energy seems to be responding to something that you see. . .

The space can handle statues up to 6"-7" high and 5-6" long or so. And if for some reason it doesn't work for the altar, both Wolfling and I will still appreciate both the figure and the thought behind it.

If you remember the dark wood, two-shelf bookcase that I have. . . The household altar was on top of it at the first apartment here. Now it's in a more protected space on the top shelf.
sashajwolf
Apr. 30th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
It translates well enough :-)
qos
Apr. 30th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :-)
silverhawkdruid
May. 1st, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
It translates well enough to my mind. I love little moments like that. Brought a smile to my face.
See? :-)
Good luck with the search for a replacement.
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