Gods of Thunder

 

This illustration is based on common depictions and descriptions of several ancient deities from different cultures associated with thunder and storms. It depicts; Thor (Nordic), Zues/Jupiter (Greco-Roman), Chaac (Aztec), Seth (ancient Egypt) and Xango/Shango (Yoruba).

There are fascinating overlaps in the descriptions that suggest, prehistoric connections between cultures, or similarities in perceptions and rationalisation of natural phenomena such as thunder and storms.

Prints of the available here in A5, A4, A3. If you're interested in purchasing the original piece (A2), contact joelsydenham@gmail.com