synchretic religion

I have often wondered to what extent Tolkien might have drawn on the African pantheon: it is hard not to think of the White Wizard, when looking at the traditional representation of Oxalá as an older man, clad in white robes and carrying a staff.
Asni’s Art Blog: Oxalá, Prince of Peace

Asni’s Art Blog: Oxalá, Prince of Peace

I have often wondered to what extent Tolkien might have drawn on the African pantheon... Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Mother of Waters

Asni’s Art Blog: Mother of Waters

Yemanja, Yemoja, Yemalla, Janaína – the Mother of Waters is one of the main goddesses, of various Afro-American religions – Santería, Voodoo, Candomblé – which evolved from African deities grafted onto Catholic saints. Read More »