This is my artistic interpretation of the child spirit Linto. Linto is a Gede lwa and the Gede lwa’s colors are violet and black. Here, I have Linto rising from a small plume of graveyard dirt and standing before an altar. A bottle of dark wine and Piman, the Gede’s favorite spicy drink stands upon the altar. Baron’s cross is pinned to the back of the altar wall. Linto is depicted here in a child’s skeleton with the style of Baron Samedi, complete with his top hat and black suit. He holds a white candle, symbolizing life and a black candle symbolizing death. The grave digger’s shovel and coffin stands to the side, another symbol of death. When Linto possesses a person, they will walk and talk like an infant.
Honor be to Linto and the Gede lwa!