What Halloween used to be and is to me

What Halloween used to be and is to me

Halloween didn’t exist when I was little. It was All Hallow’s Eve, a much more sombre remembrance of the dead where people went to the graves of loved ones to burn candles or lanterns and lay down flowers and wreaths. It wasn’t a party with candy and...
Elf Shot in an Autumn Forest

Elf Shot in an Autumn Forest

I wanted a night scene with some magic added to it, so I created this painting in acrylic on canvas. It shows the full moon over an autumn Beech forest, which I find rather fitting since I celebrate Alvablot in November. The elf shot resembles ball lightning, shooting...
Alvablot and Pagan Parenting

Alvablot and Pagan Parenting

It seems most of my celebrations get cut short these days. I really didn’t get to do the alvablot I wanted to, because of fatigue and a lack of time. So it got compressed into a toast each to my ancestors, my pets that have moved on and the alfar, vættir, nisse,...
Samhain or Alvablot

Samhain or Alvablot

Since The Pagan Blog Prompt for this week is Samhain, I thought I’d sum up my plans for this year’s Alvablot. For those who haven’t noticed, I follow the old Norse tradition, so I don’t really celebrate Samhain. I celebrate Alvablot at this...
Alvablot Altar

Alvablot Altar

Last night my daughter and I decorated the Alvablot altar. She thought it was lots of fun, but was in a hurry to go to the bathroom, so we didn’t spend a long time doing this. On the altar, there’s a pumpkin lantern, a piece of orange fabric, pictures of...

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