(Limited Edition) Oshun - Nigerian Goddess of the Sweet Waters

(Limited Edition) Oshun - Nigerian Goddess of the Sweet Waters


This painting features a beautiful Nigerian goddess emerging from the water.

I painted the goddess "Oshun" as a 16”x20” Oil on Canvas and this listing is for a printed reproduction of the artwork.

• Frame not included

• An 8x10 print of an original 16” x 20” Oil Painting.

• Print Info : High quality image printed on matt finish, thick, durable paper : 8.5”x11 with a thin white border.

Feel free to contact me with any questions at keita@keitathomas.com

Artist Notes & Symbology

"Oshun" or "Osun" is a goddess of the Yoruba people of SW Nigeria,  She is associated with water, purity, fertility, love, and sensuality and is considered one of the most powerful of all orishas. 

In most Yoruba stories, Oshun is depicted as the protector, saviour, or nurturer of humanity. Also described as the maintainer of spiritual balance or mother of sweet things. Like all ancient deities, she also possesses less desirable qualities such as an easily lost temper and vanity; and I like that about her. She isn’t a perfect and unattainable energy, but exists in the balance much like a reflection of all women.

Oshun is especially important to women in West African cultures. Those who want children usually call on Oshun for assistance, and she is associated with the concepts of femininity and the power of women. More widely, she is sought after in times of drought or severe poverty.

All of my paintings are original works that I create in North Vancouver.


©2018 Keita Thomas

All copyrights are retained by the artist

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