Chango © Aris Dervis

© Aris Dervis 2002


This Yoruban God of Virility sits proudly with his offering of six red apples and white candles. His personal symbol, the lightning bolt, flashes in the background. A passionate God, King Chango is fond of dancing, sex and living large. (Think of Jimi Hendrix at the height of his creativity. ) "All of Chango's legends, and the central theme of his cult, is power, be it procreative, authoritative, destructive, medicinal or moral." (Santeria: The Religion by Migene Gonzalez-Wippler, Llewelyn Publications., 1989.) Who needs Viagara when you have Chango?

This image is available as an 8x10 framed print, t-shirt, candle and greeting card.