eshu Picture

First of my series of esoteric deities from around the world that I wanted to create illustrations of as well as as digital sculpts. Eshu originates from the Yoruba religion and can be found in some of the new world religions such as Santeria and Lacuma. He is the god of chaos and trickery, but also has the responsibility of protecting travelers, granting the power of misfortune/fortune, as well as being the personification of death. He is constantly related to Hermes of Ancient Greece, the Coyote mythos of various Native American tribes, and Loki of Norse mythology. One could easily argue that Eshu is where these more well known deities
originate from.
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