VOLOS; PSYCHOPOMP Original Painting Framed

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VOLOS; PSYCHOPOMP Original Painting Framed

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psychopomp

/ˈsʌɪkə(ʊ)pɒmp/

noun

  1. (in Greek mythology) a guide of souls to the place of the dead.

    • the spiritual guide of a living person's soul.

      "a psychopomp figure who stays by her and walks in her dreams"

THIS IS VOLOS; RUSSIAN AND SLAVIC GOD OF EARTH, WATERS AND THE UNDERWORLD. RESIDING IN THE WET, DARK, WOOLY UNDERWORLD, VOLOS WOULD ASCEND INTO THE LIVING REALM TO CAUSE MAYHEM BY STEALING CATTLE, SHAPESHIFTING, PERFORMING MAGIC TRICKS AND CAUSING DEATH TO THE LIVING SO THAT HE MIGHT ACCOMPANY THEIR SOULS BACK TO THE UNDERWORLD. IN TEXTS HIS ATTRIBUTES ARE WET, WOOLY, HAIRY AND DARK AND HE IS ASSOCIATED WITH CATTLE, THE HARVEST, WEALTH AND TRICKERY. HIS HOME IS BENEATH THE WILLOW TREE IN THE UNDERWORLD. HE IS THE SHEPHERD OF THE DEAD.

THIS ORIGINAL GRAPHITE, WATERCOLOUR AND METALLIC INK PAINTING IS A3 BUT COMES FRAMED WITH MOUNT IN AN A2 FRAME. 42 X 67CMS READY TO HANG.

VOLOS IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PRINT AND CAN BE FOUND IN THE PRINT SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE.


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