St. John in the Desert Picture

In Christian mythology St. John was the cousin of Jesus, and lived in the desert for 40 days; that is why I drew the cactus. Luke 1, 80 "As the child grew up he became strong in spirit; he lived out in the wilds until the day when he appeared publicly before Israel."
John 1, 23: "I am a voice crying aloud in the wilderness, "Make the Lord's highway straight"
St. John is associated with the Archangel Uriel, who symbolises wisdom. St. John's Day is on the 24th of June, shortly after the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, which I why I drew the sun high in the sky. On that day in many parts of central Europe people light big bonfires to celebrate it.
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