AGWE Picture

In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Agwé, also spelt Agoueh, is a loa who rules over the sea, fish, and aquatic plants, as well as the patron loa of fishermen and sailors. He is considered to be married to Erzulie Freda and La Sirene.

In his Rada aspect he is called Met Agwe Tawoyo (Master Agwe Tawoyo) and is envisioned as a handsome mixed race man with green eyes, often wearing a naval officer's uniform. He is considered to be a gentleman who commands respect and embodies several ideals of masculinity including bravery, reserve and provision. His colours are white, blue and occasionally brown. He goes by several titles, including "The Angel in the Mirror" and "The Tadpole in the Pond".

Probably my favorite painting. It symbolizes the creation of the world from pagan magic and seawater.

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