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Becoming Eleguá

The First Eclipse

By Lily SéjorPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
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Eleguá, the divine trickster, was first known as Eshu, the

Canvas of darkness upon which the world was cast

Light? What does it even mean, what purpose does it serve, when the cosmos is You?

Irritating at best. Peace & privacy stolen by the other gods, really. And so he

Plucked the sun, from its heavenly fixture, then

Stuffed it in his pocket and that was his first trick, which caused him to ignite

Eshu was no more and Eleguá became

Acrostic
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About the Creator

Lily Séjor

Lily is really not the best at describing herself, so she'll put this down for now and circle back when (if) she's inspired. For now, she wants you to know that she's your verbose friend who rarely knows what to say.

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Outstanding

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  1. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

  2. Easy to read and follow

    Well-structured & engaging content

  3. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Anna 30 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Susan Fourtanéabout a month ago

    This was a beautiful read. Congrats on the top story!

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    Oh this is so cool! I loved this. It's so exciting to read about non-European deities and gods. Congrats on the Top Story!

  • ROCK about a month ago

    Absolutely breath-taking; each word carefully placed. What a gem! Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    oops, I forgot to say, Congrats on TS. 👏

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Holy cow, this is magnificent and an ECLIPSE!!

  • D. D. Leeabout a month ago

    I had to look up the referenced names. Very clever to merge the origin story of an African god into a poem. Congratulations on Top Story.

  • Davina Zinn McKeeabout a month ago

    Brilliant! Weaving the backstory of an Orisha into an acrostic poem all while keeping the theme of an eclipse takes a level of talent that I’m in awe of.

  • Gina C.about a month ago

    Oh my, such a wonderful story is told in this. Enchanting!

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