Damballa Wedo, and his divine wife Ayida Wedo, are among the most ancient and primal of Voodoo deities. Ayida-Wedo, the rainbow-serpent, nourishes the land, joining Damballa in the beautiful act of world creation. Damballa, the sky father, is the god-serpent that holds the hills and valleys, sky and stars, and all the cosmos in his loving coils. Artists and gardeners, parents and lovers, and all those who care for beauty and well-being the world, are friends of the sky-serpents.
The veve design is a name-sigil, used to call upon the “Loa,” the Voodoo equivalents of a Saint or an Angel; the spirit-ambassadors between god and mankind. The veve is traditionally drawn on the ground in cornmeal or gunpowder, adorned with the Loa's favorite offerings or sacrifices, as a centerpiece of a shrine or ceremony.
Pendant is 30mm in diameter, set in brass. Chains sold separately.