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May 5
These illustrations of Santeria orishas are unreal. As described in the introduction to the collection (found at the University of Miami): “In his portraits, [Alberto] del Pozo recreates the mythical attributes of each of  the orishas with the aid of leading Cuban anthropologist Lydia Cabrera. Each of the gods is  shown in a restful pose, surrounded by artifacts symbolizing aspects of  their personalities.  Images of the Catholic saints that have been  identified with the orishas are also shown in each of the illustrations.”
Pictured here is Ochumare, who symbolizes peace and harmony and is the god of the rainbow and the link between heaven and earth.
via BibliOdyssey and Gabriel.

These illustrations of Santeria orishas are unreal. As described in the introduction to the collection (found at the University of Miami): “In his portraits, [Alberto] del Pozo recreates the mythical attributes of each of the orishas with the aid of leading Cuban anthropologist Lydia Cabrera. Each of the gods is shown in a restful pose, surrounded by artifacts symbolizing aspects of their personalities. Images of the Catholic saints that have been identified with the orishas are also shown in each of the illustrations.”

Pictured here is Ochumare, who symbolizes peace and harmony and is the god of the rainbow and the link between heaven and earth.

via BibliOdyssey and Gabriel.


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