The Nit-wit god of Death, Mictlantecuhtli


Standing at an unlucky 13 inches this little demon god delights me. My fourth marionette and I think my most successful . He actually functions and he came out pretty much as planned.






” Sculpey” medium over wire and foil armature, acrylic paint

13 inches high

My intention had been to play off a painting I had made a few year back, The Alpha and the Omega. I think I got it.

Greco_AlphaOmega copy

The Alpha and the Omega

acrylic and mixed medium on canvas



another inspiration were those crazy-assed demons that are always tormenting poor St. Anthony of the Desert.

DAE-93008297 - © - DEA / G  DAGLI ORTI

I’m happy with the face in the center of his chest, the gaping Hell Mouth, the cute little snake and the phallic schnozze. I’m also liking his little serpentine booties.  The gods of the Underworld were notoriously stupid, but this fellow is pretty snazzy.


I have a deadline to meet so I will be painting a bit, but I will return to PuppetLand pronto.

Until then, be well, Lg

Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

10 thoughts on “The Nit-wit god of Death, Mictlantecuhtli”

  1. He scares me a little….but the bunny slippers help. At least, I thought they were bunny slippers when I first saw them!

  2. he turned out fantastic! i love the way you did the eyes, and i have to confess i’m partial to the booties :D, but the gaping belly is also quite fun. i love him!!

    1. Thank you, given your talents with three dimensional objects that means a lot. It is a new territory for me and I am enjoying it a lot.

  3. It shows how much you’re enjoying it, he’s got so much energy , fab – inspiring stuff for one who’s struggling a bit in puppet land at the moment, thanks!

    1. I understand struggling, trust me. It is daunting, this making business . But your work is always fantastic, cannot wait to see what you come up with. Lg

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