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Perspective of Eshu

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Eshu is an Orisha which is a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of Olodumare (God) in the Yoruba spiritual paradigms. He, is often worshiped as a god to himself. He protects travelers, and has dominion over roads, crossroads fortune/luck, and death.

Eshu was walking down the road one day, wearing a fantastic shimmering cloak that was red on one side and blue on the other. Sometime after he departed, the villagers who had seen him began arguing about whether the stranger's beautiful cloak was blue or red.

"NO! I saw it!" one man cried. "It was bluer than the sky at dusk!"

"Wrong! How can you be so blind?" asked an old elder woman. "My eyes are weak, but not so weak that I couldn't see that the cloak was red as the sun at dawn."

The villagers on one side of the road had only seen the blue side, and the villagers on the other side had only seen o the red half. They nearly came to blows over the argument, until Eshu came back and standing in middle of the crowd, he spun about so quickly that he appeared to be wearing a purple cloak awing them all. Thus Eshu taught the villagers about how one's perspective and bias can alter a person's perception of reality, and that ones eyes can be easily fooled.

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Eshu is a male deity, however he can look like whatever he wants.
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Model:
Gold8 by Armathor Stock :iconarmathor-stock: [link]

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My own :iconcrimsonvermil-stock:
Obsidian Dawns Glitter Brushes :iconredheadstock: [link]

Background from Nasa the Orion Nebula


This is my submission to :iconlillyfly06: Lillyfly06's Opposites contest. Check it out here [link]


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Starsong-StudioProfessional General Artist
 Hello, I would like to feature your beautiful work on my blog on Amazing Stories, for my series on Orixas! I will credit you, and link back to this image here on DA.
 
 The blog is scheduled for Wednesday 18 June, you will be able to find it by following this link: amazingstoriesmag.com/author/a…
 Please let me know if this is *not* ok with you! Keep up the good work!

PS: Apologies for copy-pasting this note: you may have received several of those by now! keeping up with all the notifications is quite a bit of work - and I'm not getting paid for this - so apologies if I cannot personalize every note! :)
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks so much. I thought it was a lovely post.
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Starsong-StudioProfessional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you liked it.
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Harrisons-ForgeProfessional General Artist
This is really striking
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Glad you like "Perspective of Eshu."
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BatmanWithBunnyEars General Artist
Your coolish red/fuchsia goes much better with the purple than a true red would, and I like the lack of definite borders between hues. Very smooth.
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for comming in and letting me know that you liked Prospective of Eshu!
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Writer4CommissionsProfessional Writer
This is amazing
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, I am so glad you like "Perspective of Eshu." I had great stock and that makes it easy to make fantastic art.
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PenelopeSaltProfessional Traditional Artist
This beautiful deviation has been featured in the news article "Fantastique: The Explosive & Extraordinary" --> [link]

If you like the article, and want to promote your deviation, I invite you to fave the article by pressing the :heart: button.

Have a fantastic day! :hug:
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Superior! Thanks I'll get over there and fav that article! THank you!
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PenelopeSaltProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and mysterious. Nice to see art that ties into Yoruba mythology.
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your words. I am glad you liked "Perspective of Eshu."
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Very nice.
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Thats a wonderful picture, the story is a good one, too.
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! I am so glad you enjoyed Perspective of Eshu! The story outline is not mine, it is an old African tale, but I rewrote it a bit.
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I figured, but it's still a good story :D
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This wonderful piece has been featured in my journal here: [link]
=D
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Hey Awesome! Thanks ever so much! I love to be featured!
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your very welcome!
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Eolhin General Artist
Beautiful work, lovely rich colors. :)
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crimsonvermillionProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the comment! It means a lot to me and is much appreciated!
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You are quite welcome. :)
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