As many of you know, I have been using Re-Ment to supplement what I offer to the gods (an idea I took from this person). Due to my stomach issues and my fritzy schedule, I’ve been adding these miniatures to my routine- allowing the gods not to starve and me not to get so stressed over what to offer at 5 in the morning.
Up until recently, I only had a few pieces of Re-Ment to my name. Two cakes, 4 rolls, and 6 plates of food. While that sounds like quite a bit, I’m sure Set and O were getting tired of the same rotation day after day. So my SO set out to get me as much Re-Ment as he could. He ended up getting a lot batch of the stuff… which is a lot. Here are some pictures of the new stuff!
And overall shot of all of the stuff set out, as per what the pictures in the box look like.
There are muffins, tea sets, hot pots, pizza… you name it. Chocolate. Fruit. Ice cream. Crepes. Bagels. Rare beef. Beer. Cookies… a little bit of everything.
I particularly like some of the trays that come with these sets. It makes a nice setup for arranging the food for the gods. Sometimes each god gets their own tray. Other days, I make mass trays with tons of different foods on them, and let the gods duke out who gets what.
Most of these pieces have a lot of detail work to them. Pouches for chopsticks… individual grains for rice. Different types of coloration for the soups and drinks. It does look good enough to eat!
I love these cat eggs.
Now in some ways, this created a huge logistics/storage problem for me. I don’t have a lot of space for shrine implements right now. So I racked my brains for a few days (almost a week, really) trying to figure out where I was going to store all of this awesomeness. It would need to be organized somehow. Otherwise, I wouldn’t know how or where to find different food bits, and it would create issues in the morning. After a lot of thinking, I decided I would try and store them in the bottom drawer of my shrine case (an old silverware box). In order to keep things organized, I created boxes out of scrapbook paper.
So there you have it. Lots and lots of Re-Ment. I think the gods will have more than enough variety for a while now 🙂 If any of you see anything you OMG WANT, let me know. I might be willing to part with it, as there is more here than I will probably need, and I have a feeling that some pieces the gods may not like.
February 7, 2012 at 10:07 am
I really do like this idea. And I completely agree that it’s infinitely better to go about with representations at five in the morning. I remember that was one of the main reasons I stopped doing daily offerings when I was still working. It was (a) too difficult to come up with ideas so early and (b) especially ideas that I would consume later.
February 7, 2012 at 10:15 am
Yup. For a while, my whole mood for morning ritual was ruined all because of offerings. I’m glad I can use this as a means to save myself some stress. I’m sure the gods appreciate it too.
February 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm
I love this! To this day, the only replica offerings I’ve given were hand-carved wooden tulips and/or wooden fruit. How nice to have beautiful things to offer that can be stored rather than consumed.
February 8, 2012 at 9:47 am
That is really an awesome idea. I commend you on your innovation and creativity!
February 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm
Thank you! 🙂
March 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm
I LOVE this idea. This now has me thinking since my Line-up (while small) has diverse tastes and I’m not the best cook in the world. This would be so perfect if I could get a hold of some of the products.
June 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Can I ask where you purchased these? I love the muffins and *breads?* I really would love to do this for Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.
June 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm
I got a huge lot of Re-Ment off of ebay 🙂 If you search around, you can sometimes find big stockpiles of them.
April 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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