Gods and Goddesses

Honor the Gods With Pagan Offerings of Art and Story – Otherworldly Oracle

Pagan Offerings to Gods

When people first start out in paganism, they wonder how to connect with the gods and goddesses of old. The first thing is to choose (or be chosen) by a god or goddess. Second, study your god or goddess in mythology and history. Also, erect an altar or shrine in your home to honor the gods. On this altar should be placed pagan offerings to gods of food, beverage, flowers, herb, incense, and candlelight. But an important kind of offering is almost forgotten – the offering of creativity. In this post, we will learn how to honor the gods with inspiration and creativity – through artwork and the written word.

Honor the Gods with Artwork

There is no greater offering to a god than personal time and creativity. When you draw or paint or construct something artistic for your god or goddess, you are putting time and effort into it. You’re not just throwing down a cup of wine or a piece of bread for them. You are thinking about what the god or goddess likes, how you can represent them in a piece of artwork, and how to put that idea on to a piece of paper or some other medium. Tell me which would flatter you more – a friend giving you a piece of bread or drawing a picture of you?

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But What if I’m Not Artistic?

You might be thinking “I have no artistic bone in my body, how can I honor the gods with offerings of art?” You don’t need to be the next Da Vinci and paint the Mona Lisa for your god. Your pagan offerings can be as simple as a few symbols painted together that represent your god or goddess. Try abstract art with splotches of paint colors that your god or goddess like. Are you good at sewing? Wood-working? Sculpting? Knitting? Whatever type of artwork or craft you enjoy doing the most, use this passion to create something special to honor the gods. 

Creating a Sacred Symbol

For my artwork offering, dedicated to Berchta, I was inspired by her sacred symbols. Berchta carries a ring with keys on her belt – the keys to the cycles of life and to the other realms. I drew a ring with keys and then turned the ring into a spinning wheel, because Berchta is a spinner of fate (similar to the Norns and Fates). Runes sacred to Berchta make up the keys, which are decorated in sacred evergreen foliage. I wasn’t originally going to show the drawing but received confirmation. I am by no means an artist but am sometimes inspired to honor the gods through a drawing of some kind.

Pagan offerings can be creative drawings and the written word.

 

The Written Word as Offerings to Gods

When I found my goddess, or rather when she found me, there wasn’t a lot of information about her on the web or in books. Berchta was one of those obscure, nearly forgotten German goddesses from the past whose name mostly survives in nightmarish, European winter folklore. A few people had written their thoughts and experiences about Berchta on their websites, but it wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to know everything about her. 

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After months of study and connection with Berchta, I had enough information to write a long article on her. Following my post, I realized something – this article all about her true nature and beauty was more of an honor to her than any physical offering. Why? Because it put her name out to the masses and taught those who might be searching for her about her origins, folklore, history, associations, and qualities. Things people might not find anywhere else on the web. Things that only come through a personal relationship with the Divine. 

Why It’s Important to Write Offerings to Gods

Honor the gods in a beautiful way by writing poetry, stories, songs, chants, and anecdotes as offerings. Not a writer? You’d be surprised when you’re inspired what kind of beautiful stories and poems pour onto the paper. What matters is the effort behind it. Stories that are inspired by your god or goddess are just as flattering, and if you write music? That’s an incredible gift! Our ancient ancestors wrote the myths and folklore of the gods that we know today. You can write new ones for the generations to come! Pass these stories and poems down to your children so that they may know your god or goddess better. Frame or preserve your written pagan offerings that honor the gods, or laminate and place on the god’s altar. If you feel the information could benefit the public, post it online! Especially if your god or goddess is calling you to do so.

10 Comments

  1. Margaret

    July 30, 2021 at 4:28 am

    I have had 3 failed partnerships with goddesses. Now the remainders are: Cernunnos, Sequana, and Nekhbet. One Egyptian goddess and 2 Celtic deities. Cernunnos and Sequana have stayed as my deities for the longest so I don’t think it will fail… But Nekhbet… I started working with her very recently. Do you have any tips for working with them? Especially info on Sequana and Nekhbet… I have found very few GOOD articles on them. Cernunnos on the other hand is one I can and have found plenty about.

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    May 16, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Can we write music for our God if he is known for musical talent? The God i follow most is Pan (I mean the one i reach out to most, im a satanist so my main God is Lucifer. but i talk with Pan more, he guides me better. I draw and paint things for him but idk if he would be offended if i tried to write music, like what if it is horable, what if i fuck up?????)

    1. admin

      May 18, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Yes, you can write music for any god. I’m sure a god who’s particularly a lover of music would love music from a follower.

  5. Regjna

    October 11, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    What if your drawn to several goddesses I was at first drawn to Cerdwyn and now have been thinking alot of Lilith . Although I thank the triple goddess , Cerdwyn, Lilith , Odin , and the Mother Mary , and of course Gaia mother earth . All of these enter my mind in the morning when I go outside and give thanks for the day to come( as well as Hera sometimes) and the evening to bring rest and to be thankful and say or show gratitude for the day . I know kinda confusing .
    REGINA

    1. admin

      October 11, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      Regina – You can work with as many gods as you want. That’s the beauty of Paganism. You can be a polytheist and worship many gods. It’s totally up to you!

  6. Onyedikachi

    September 13, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Please I want to be connected to a God and Goddess.

    1. admin

      September 13, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Hi Onyedikachi – What god or goddess do you feel drawn to?

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