My shrine to Dionysos

Below is my shrine to Dionysos. The statue is sitting directly in the ivy, and it is onto the plant that I pour libations to him. There is an ornamental kylix with the scene of Dionysos in the pirate ship, and three glass clusters of grapes. It is a small modest shrine at this moment (one sitting at the fireplace just left of the household altar), but I find it quite meaningful.

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9 thoughts on “My shrine to Dionysos

  1. It’s very beautiful πŸ™‚ I had a bunch of ivy in pots around the house… And then it died and I have no idea why. It makes me sad.

    • Don’t feel bad, my mother has killed any ivy she has tried to grow. Unlike her, I have had remarkable success growing ivy since my first plant when I was 16. The trick with ivy seems to be to give them partial light (not too much shade and not full in the sun) and to water it once every 3 days. Or so it seems to me.

  2. How does your ivy plant not die if you pour wine into it?

    By the way, I think this is the most beautiful Dionysus shrine I’ve seen! I love how simple it is πŸ™‚

    • I confess the wine libations don’t get poured on it, even though they are watered lol. I tend to offer water to my gods for regular libations. Wine is more for special occasions πŸ™‚

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I imagine his shrine won’t get more complicated than this. It might get a few more tidbits here and there over time but I am pretty comfortable with the way it is πŸ™‚

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