Thursday, April 5, 2018

E: Ekkekko



(also Ekeko, Ekako, Eq'eq'o)

In the Andean highlands of Bolivia, Ekkekko is the domestic god of fortune, wealth, and plenty. He is portrayed as a small, jolly man with a pot belly who is covered with household utensils. According to legend, if you place a small object on an Ekkekko doll, you will receive what you wish for in the coming year. Miniatures are sold at market fairs in his honor, and Ekkekko amulets and charms are worn for good luck.

I have to say, from his hat to his sandals, he exudes a pretty happy vibe!
 

13 comments:

  1. He is indeed a most jolly chap - looks like he would brighten anyone's day. :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings - Movie Monsters

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  2. He looks so jolly. Mind you, I'd probably look jolly if I had good fortune and wealth ;-)

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  3. He looks really happy - just looking at the photo of him for a while made me smile :)
    Sophie
    Ghostly Inspirations - Sophies A to Z

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    1. Yes, I love all the stuff hanging off him!

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  4. I do like him. And he looks friendly!

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    1. He has a great smile, doesn't he?

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  5. I want one! I wonder if I know anyone who lives in or is going to Bolivia?

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    1. If not, maybe eBay? They have everything!

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    2. Great idea, Jenny. I'll give eBay a try. Thanks.

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  6. Jenny,

    Another interesting bit of myth that's new to me. This little guy certainly is happy. I wonder if it's because he wants everyone's wishes to come true? :)

    Curious as a Cathy
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    1. That's a nice thought, isn't it?

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