Mambo Ayizan, the mysterious high priestess of the voodoo Loa, precedes over ceremonies, and also governs commerce, the marketplace, and places of congregation. She is the archetypical Mambo, the first Vodou Priestess, and therefore the keeper of priestly mysteries, vodou rituals, and rights of initiation.
Though much of her details are kept secret from the uninitiated, she is closely associated with the image of Saint Clare, and is called upon to bless, cleanse, heal, and protect against malevolent magic. Candles and palm fronds are her symbols.
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.
Measures 1" in diameter.