For my first December post, here are some drawings of black mystical and magical creatures:
Pixel Randomness by Little Merokochan
The Nameless Lady by Zardra
Pulled Back by Kira the Artist
In Her Eyes There Is Beauty by Ebony-Chan
Black Panther by Kira the Artist
From No Good Habits
Jennifer the Little Mermaid by Hop2pop
Black Mermaids: The Faces of Yemaya
Via African Mythology Tumblr:
Art by Jasing Dreams
Jengu (Meingu is the plural)
Rivers, Seas, Ocean, Lakes
Origins – Sawa, Duala, Bakeweri (Cameroon)
Very similar to Mami Wata figure although the belief of meingu may predate Mami Wata traditions.
They are often depicted as very beautiful people with large eyes, wooly/kinky hair and gap toothed smiles. Although appearances of meingu can often differ from person to person. A jengu can often look more human or more fish-like.
The meingu live in rivers and seas and are said to bring good fortune to those who worship the,. They can cure diseases and act as medium between the the worshipers and the spirit world.