Many Norse Heathens construct and maintain household altars or shrines as part of their practice. The purpose of altars vary with the practitioner, but they are commonly used as a sacred space and a place to make offerings. Sometimes people will use their altar for magic or ritual work.

An altar does not need to be big or fancy, nor does it need to be built all in one go. Some are dedicated to gods, some are dedicated to ancestors, and some are just for general use.

Below are examples of Norse Heathen altars from all over the world!

  • United Kingdom

    Cubby altars. The first is for deities and the second is for tools.

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    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

    An altar dedicated to Sigun and Seamidder (old Shetlandic god).

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    United Kingdom

  • United States

    An altar that is kept in an old leather chest.

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    United States

  • United States

    A small, decorative altar dedicated to Odin, Frigg, and Freyja.

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  • United States

    An altar with a coffee offering to Odin.

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    United States

  • Sweden

    An altar made by a Swedish practitioner from a family tradition.

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    Sweden

  • United States

    One altar for land-work, and one for ancestor veneration.

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    United States

  • United States

    An altar dedicated primarily to Thor, and an example of a bindrune on the wall.

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    United States

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    A shrine for Odin and Loki.

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  • United States

    A wall dedicated to Loki artwork, and a shelf for important items.

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    United States

  • Poland

    A cross-cultural display of spiritually significant items, featuring original artwork.

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    Poland

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    An altar for Loki, with a focus on historical language and poetry.

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  • United Kingdom

    A mini-altar dedicated to both ancestors and deities.

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    United Kingdom

  • United States

    A kitchen altar for Frigg.

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    United States

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