African Gods and Goddesses Re-envisioned With Photography


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I love this project! Oshun and Obba are two of my favorites.

I would love to see this project done with other spiritual paths as well.

Yoruba is a spiritual tradition from West Africa that has spread to many parts of the world.

You can read my post about Yoruba here.

oshun

6 responses

  1. The Lwa sure keep buff and fit! Great pics giving them a more modern form.

    October 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  2. The modern aspect is what I liked about it. It just goes to show that Paganism can exist simultaneously in the past and present, it’s not all about trying to live exclusively in the past. I also like to see a celebration of African beauty. Too many sources on the Ancient Gods try to make all the Gods look white. This irritates me when seeing artistic renditions of the Egyptian Gods, where they basically all look Caucasian.

    October 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    • You mean the Egyptian gods, and Jesus, and the Canaanite gods, and Roman and Greek and AmerIndian gods don’t have lily white skin? Guess i will have to convert to a more northern pantheon and hope none of them god a sunburn off the glaciers. lol. Or i guess i can stick with Shiva since he covers his color with white cremation ashes.

      October 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      • LOL!

        October 14, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  3. Beautiful! Oshun is very dear to my heart – although I know her as Erzulie. I love Louisah Teish’s story about Yemaya, it always makes me smile:

    October 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm

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