Hi everyone. I saw a post about adding more hero diversity and got excited. I think a good way to do that is to design heroes inspired by the Orishas, a pantheon of West African gods and goddesses. There’s a lot written about them in books and on the internet. But here’s a little snapshot of why they’d be great for the E&P family of heroes.
Shango - God of Storms. Represented by thunder, lightning, carries a large axe and his color is red.
Ogun - God of War. Represented by metals and weapons, and his color is green.
Ochosi - God of Justice. Represented by bow and arrows, his color is blue.
Oshun - Goddess of the Rivers. She represents all good things like love and wealth but if angered dries up life-sustaining rivers. Her color is yellow.
Yemaya - Goddess of Oceans. She represents fertility and healing. Her color is blue.
Oya - Goddess of Winds. She brings destruction and change, and is represented by tornadoes, tsunamis and hurricanes. Her color is purple.
And these are just some of the Orishas. There are many more.
A photographer made a series of the Orishas which is quite stunning. Examples of the photos can be viewed here