“Little Gede Linto”

My artistic interpretation of Linto, the Child spirit. Copyright c. 2010


  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!

About ErzulieRedEyesArtandSpirit

I love art, I enjoy oil painting and drawing anything I wish. Vodou is my faith and I enjoy creating artistic images of the lwa and spiritual subjects. I also paint and draw other subjects when I'm inspired! When i'm not painting and drawing I enjoy dancing, and spending time with my family. My favorite medium is Oil but I also love to work with graphite pencil, pastels, pen and ink.
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