The Twin Gods

the Twin Gods © Ricardo Pinto

This is a drawing I made of the Twin Gods way back in 1986—another indication of how long the Stone Dance had been maturing. The iconography is still mostly valid, though if I was doing it again now I would have had continued the black of the Black God in tattoos all down the left hand side of Their body, in very much the way that the Sinistral Ichorians are marked. Also, the glyphs in the inscription are a little inaccurate and not as refined as they would later become. The Twins are wearing an early version of the Triple Crown.

Simultaneously the Green God (also known as the Jade Faced God) and the Black God (also known as the Lord of Mirrors and the Obsidian Faced God)—the chief gods of the Chosen—both have many names, attributes and associated symbols. Shown are, for example, the rectangular portion of ammonite shell indicating the law; the four ‘dragon’ horns of the Horned God, the Lord of Battles; the dancing chameleon on the fanblade sword representing time, with the small, circular ‘nu’ glyph indicating annihilation; the abacus representing wisdom and control. There are others…