Elegba

Elegba 2 web

Decided to do a Horned God design after being asked on numerous occasions whether I had one. I didn’t originally envisage him being black but as he emerged I thought “why not? Why does the Horned God in paintings always look like your average long-haired white pagan dude?” I discovered as I went along that Legba/Elegba/Eshu in Africa is sometimes depicted as horned and virile, rather than an old man as he often is in Vodou, which influenced the finishing touches. Copyright Nic Phillips 2018 (watercolour pencil on paper 8in x 8in)

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