It’s that time again!
Our One Day Fae this month is Aja the Autumn Leaves Faery.
Please meet Faery Ink’s first distinctly African character series – Aja! I thought a great way to introduce everyone to this new character was to make her into October’s One Day Fae. This month our faery represents the warm and vibrant beauty of the changing autumn leaves..
In the Yoruba religion, Aja is an Orisha goddess of the forest, the animals within it and herbal healers. The Yoruba people live in the southwest part of Nigeria as well as the adjoining parts of Benin and Togo which are all located in west Africa. Their religion is very old and has spread beyond Africa into “new world lineages” including Santeria, Candomblé, Trinidad Orisha, and Umbanda which are practiced throughout the Americas.
I chose to name this character Aja because I think it is a beautiful name, and this Orisha represents the most important things certainly in ‘modern fairy culture’ – taking care of mother nature, her animals and healing.
I hope you will enjoy coloring this faery as much as I have enjoyed drawing AND coloring her =)
When you do color her, be sure to share your project in the Facebook group and feel free to comment on this blog post with a link to where the project is featured on your blog!
In exchange for this free digi, please leave a comment letting me know what your favorite forest animal is =)