Misshepezhieu Bust Picture

And the final, painted version of the sculpt.

In case anybody was wondering, Misshepezhieu is from Ojibwe mythology. He's described as a "water cat" or "the Great Horned Lynx", and his role is demi-god of Lake Superior. He's generally considered bad luck and can be a sign of death - he's also known for his bad temper. Traditionally, offerings of tobacco and copper were left for him in hopes of gaining safe passage across Lake Superior. A couple places he's strongly associated with are the Agawa Rock paintings (which have one of the most well-known pictographs of him) and Devil's Warehouse Island (where kayakers will still leave offerings to this day).

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