He is the god of thunder, fire, and storm.
He is the patron of warriors. If you are thinking I am referring to the Greek god Zeus, or the Norse god Thor, you would be wrong.
In the breathtaking animated fantasy short SHANGO, we meet the titular deity who is Orisha: a member of the West African pantheon of gods and goddesses.
We witness the thunder god in his celestial palace observing his people about to come under attack from a vast enemy horde.
Being a very protective god, Shango unleashes his fury and power upon the enemies of his beloved worshippers.
Created as his Master of Arts thesis, filmmaker Michael Rhima has crafted a brief concept film that is gorgeously designed, animated, and rendered.
Like RED ORIGINS, another outstanding fantasy property based on West African traditions, SHANGO further proves African mythology can infuse speculative narratives with (much needed) originality, dynamism, and fresh perspectives.
Watch SHANGO here ...
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