Ddungu (The Victim)
Godfrey Banadda


Oil on canvas

46cm (h)

81cm (w)


"Ddungu was a Munyoro god. To the Baganda of Uganda, he is the king of all animals and manifests as a lion.

"Hunters among the Baganda believe in a mysterious force that helps them to execute successful expeditions, and they pray to Ddungu before the hunt."

Ddungu's victim is a symbol of defencelessness against the power that rules animals and the beasts of the wilderness.

A large body of Godfrey's work has been inspired by the myths and beliefs of the various peoples of Uganda.