Aphrodite Shrine update

Spent some time (and money) working on my Aphrodite shrine as a devotion.

Previously, I’d had only red altar cloths (left over from Ganesha). This sat wrong with me. I mean, the cloths were not consecrated to Ganesha, so it wasn’t the re-using of cloths. I think the color bothered me.

Though reds and pinks are associated with love in our culture, 
I looked up traditional attributions and saw that blues and greens were more strongly associated with Aphrodite in ancient Greece.

So I ordered a cheap but sturdy end table for $15 on Amazon, ordered aqua-colored altar cloths and an iridescent organza.

Right now, the organza is acting as a sort of veil which I lift when I come to visit or with offerings. I already had a bunch of seashells that I lay strewn at Her feet.

I think I might get some small lights as well to hang. Perhaps a large scallop shell as well to place behind Her image. Once I get it to where I think She wants it, I’ll post some photos (if She allows).

Additionally, I’d like some stars there as well to hang at the top to represent the celestial Aphrodite, Aphrodite Urania.

If I can find a way to represent sea, land, and sky, it’d be an honor to Aphrodite Limenia.

~ by R.M. McGrath on 07/10/2017.

2 Responses to “Aphrodite Shrine update”

  1. Likewise, the only pink I’ll associate directly with Her is seashell pink. Even when I offer roses, I’d rather give pink to the Lady than red 🙂


  2. I would have trouble using red for Her as well, blue sounds just right!


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