So here we go!
My first two devotional candles!
Some of you saw the Ancestor candle when it was still a WIP, and this is the finished product! So, on it there is the skull representing those who have gone before us, and their knowledge. Just below is a pink triangle, representing my queer ancestors, and flowers that represent the beauty, importance, and impermanence of life. There is also the words “Present Tense”, because though the Ancestors may not being living anymore; though they are not ‘here’ right now, they still are very real and very powerful and should be spoken of in the present tense, not the past tense.
On my Dionysus candle there are a few of His more common symbols, including the wine glass and a golden crown. There are flowers, which are the most common symbol I associate with Dionysus in my personal practice (which is why I chose the name Anthos for myself, which means ‘blossom’ or ‘flower’ in Greek). There is, in the back, a laurel crown representing His divinity with its golden leaves, but His fecundity with its green leaves. To match the Ancestor candle, I chose “Break Through” (inspired by oncebittentwiceborn's tags) as the words on this candle. This refers to the boundary breaking nature of Dionysus Himself, the sometimes painful barrier breaking we must often do as devotees, and in part it refers to an SPG that passed around here online of Dionysus, Brick Thrower. The brick thrower, the chain breaker, the barrier pusher; forcing us and helping us to break through.
I purchased the 7 Day candles at the Dollarama, took off the pictures that came on them, and then drew and coloured the new pictures myself.
Thanks to shivian for his help throughout the process!