The Elder Gods

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on The Elder Gods, written by David Eddings, Leigh Eddings,

Original Art

The Elder Gods


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The Elder Gods by David and Leigh Eddings - art by Geoff Taylor
Concept painting for the Elder Gods by Geoff Taylor - art by Geoff Taylor


The Elder Gods painting by Geoff Taylor has twin volcanoes erupting, the sun is setting. Deep reflections in the water and a boat sails by.

Synopsis for Original Title

They are called the Dreamers. They look like sleeping children. They are, in fact, Gods. There are eight elder Gods, four awake, four asleep, by turns. When they sleep, they sleep for eons. The only time the Gods are vulnerable is when the sleepers awake. Knowing this, the Ruler of the Wasteland, ambitious to become a God by destroying Gods, watches and waits, marshalling troops for war. So it is that the coming of the Dreamers passes unnoticed in the Wasteland. But the world is soon out of kilter, it is being dreamed, and the awakening of gods is no simple transition. The sleeping Gods are stirring. When they wake the battle will begin. There will be trickery and deception. Tribes of humans, creatures of the deep, the sea itself and the earth, the weather and the divinities, all will play their part in the epic struggle against the Ruler of the Wasteland.




Acrylic on Artboard

Size approx.3
26x13 inches or 66x33 cm

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