This drawing is part of a small series called “Latvian Deities.” This one is titled “A Lovely Maiden Being Taken Away to the Afterworld.”
This drawing is inspired by the character Veļu Māte. Who would be the equivalent of mother death in other languages. She takes away the souls of the dead. She is not afraid to dance on top of graves. She is said to be ruthless. Here she takes away a young maiden to the after world.