Offerings for Deities: The Basics
It’s been a while since I’ve made a post. I’m going to address one of the most frequently asked questions I receive: How do I give offerings? For some reason, many beginner books don’t dive into the specifics of this religious practice which many are unfamiliar with. Hopefully this will help.
Incense and Candle Offerings:
I hope I got all of this. Feel free to reblog or message with corrections, since I know I don’t know everything about every pantheon. Have a beautiful day, and have fun worshipping!!
12/15/2019 02:53:05 pm
This is so organized and helpful! What a useful resource and well-written, too
3/17/2020 11:18:55 pm
Thank you Vix! I'm glad it helped!
1/6/2020 12:39:19 pm
So, I leave water and some type of food, usually something like toast or seeds, with a note under it and a sigil I made dedicating it to spirits without anyone to honor them.
3/17/2020 11:19:56 pm
That's a brilliant way to leave offerings! Water and bread are very traditional offerings, and the sigil gives it a personal touch.
4/23/2020 04:38:10 am
I usually leave a glass of water and some nuts and dried fruits on my altar, then water some plants with the water and give the nuts and fruit to the local birds.
4/23/2020 05:58:30 pm
That's very smart! Nature deities likely appreciate that nothing goes to waste.
6/1/2020 07:09:57 am
This was so helpful! Thank you for sharing this!
7/1/2020 01:49:46 pm
This was very useful! Especially for a new wiccan like me.
1/20/2022 05:35:48 am
Im a new wiccan myself and this was helpful but i see a new wiccan in the comments and its from two years ago so i was wonder do you have any advice for me? I got into wiccan on christmas 2021.
11/16/2020 10:35:00 pm
this helped me alot!! thanks
1/29/2021 06:33:00 pm
Hello! I have one question. Is there a way to know if the god or godess accepts you offering? Thank you!
2/3/2021 05:01:03 pm
hi, what about blood? i mean, my own blood. i know some Gods like them, or at least i know for sure that mine likes blood offerings. what should i do with it after offering?
8/27/2021 04:08:16 am
Yes in the an ancient times people did use blood offerings mostly to Ares but I don't recommend for sanity reasons
1/17/2022 07:29:33 am
I wouldn't offer your own blood, yes, in ancient times they DID offer blood, but this is modern times, and its not sanitary. Please, don't cut yourself to offer your own blood! Theres so many different options for offerings
12/28/2022 09:09:53 pm
yes i believe you can offer blood, but definitely shouldnt do your own. you could use animal blood, ive read that some actually ask to offer those things.
4/14/2021 07:54:36 am
I am new to offerings. What about if there is no privacy? how can I do an offering with no privacy like If I live with others and someone is always around? and can someone give me an example of how exactly to do one? like the process? where can I leave the offering and for how long?
1/17/2022 07:55:20 am
Heres answers to your questions!
6/27/2021 03:34:10 pm
hey i’m a baby broom closet witch and i need to figure out how to give Lord Hades a peppermint stick and what to do after i offer it to him.. i don’t want to eat it because i consider it rude but i also don’t want to throw it away because my mom, who doesn’t know i’m a witch, will question why i’m throwing it away. i’m so confused on how to do this because it’s my very first offering to him and i want him to like me…..
8/25/2021 10:49:14 am
Isn't Hades of Greek chthonic deities?
1/17/2022 08:07:53 am
So, I'd leave it on my alter, or on a windowsill! Simply saying "this is for you" or "I give this peppermint stick to Lord Hades" will let Lord Hades know this is for him! (thats how I do it, and it works fine for me).
7/14/2021 10:56:38 pm
Hi, don't know if you ever got your answer.
2/5/2022 10:30:24 pm
I have a cheesecake in a wrapper, is it okay to leave it in the wrapper?? I’m offering it because cheesecake is my favorite food and I would like to share / offer it instead of eating it myself.
2/8/2022 04:05:38 pm
How do you give the same offering multiple times? I have seen others give the exact same item as an offering many times, how does it work?
It's interesting to know that the offerings you get from a Wiccan shop should not be sold after you get them, since it is a gift that you are giving to the gods. I guess this information is going to be helpful to a friend of mine who mentioned this type of practice to me. He wanted to try it out for himself to see if this is the kind of faith that would match his preferences.
9/26/2022 03:08:47 pm
what do i do with thier offerings once im done working with a deitie?
12/28/2022 09:17:57 pm
personally since i just started and read a lot, just leave it there for a while and then depending on what it is, drown, bury or burn it. as long as it doesnt harm earth or anything it should be fine :)
10/26/2022 02:30:27 pm
thank you sister this is very helpful
12/16/2022 10:08:57 am
how can you dedicate a peice of jewelry to a deity??
1/18/2023 09:31:13 am
How do you handle offerings around pets. We have cats who will get up anywhere. Would any spirits not appreciate our cats getting up and drinking water meant as an offering? Or running off with a non-edible offering? Obviously, we're also thinking about not wanting our cats to eat something they shouldn't.
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