Thursday, April 5, 2018
(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!