30 Days of Sobek: Day 10 – Offerings! (historical and UPG)

So, today we are going to talk about offerings! Knowing what to offer is an important part of getting to know a god, and as modern devotees, we’re adding to the standard lists from antiquity with our own set of things the gods like.

As far as offerings go, I’ve generally found Him to be pretty accommodating. If you like it, He probably will, too. He takes joy in what you take joy in, so if there’s something you like that you want to offer, offer it.

Historically speaking, I haven’t found anything unusual in His documented offerings, except for the usual bread, beer, water, meat, etc, that pretty much every god received every day. Egyptian temple offerings were pretty standard in this regard, so you can’t go wrong with bread and water in a pinch.

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Woden’s arrived!

Woden's shrine

Dodgy photo quality is a little dodgy, but I think it’s clear enough. Rearranged the runes, kept the horse, and shifted a few things around. Feels like a proper shrine now.

On a Wednesday, obviously. 😀 I now owe Mercurius an offering, since I did ask Him to make sure Woden arrived safely and swiftly. (Mercurius and Wednesday is a Thing, too, right? Or is that just my brain being weird and half-remembering things about the Latin day of the week names that isn’t quite right?) I’ll see if I can get Him some coins or something. …Wait. This is the point at which I just hand over my entire coin collection to Him, isn’t it? Yes, I think it is. (Thanks for the prompt, Mercurius.) And then figure out what else to offer Him, once He has all my coins. XD

I’ll make an offering to Woden this evening, after I do my 6th day festival libations at sunset, to welcome Him into my home and begin getting to know Him. Might just start by sharing a drink with Him, which He’s indicated He’s happy to accept, at least for now, and work up to something more formal once I have a better idea of what I’m doing and what He likes. He’s given me a place to start, so we’ll see where things go from there.

(ETA: Have added one more photo at the end after the cut.)

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