Papa Legba is the Guardian of the crossroads and the dealer of destinies. He is a master of all languages and can serve as an intermediary between mankind and the spirit world. His veve is a cross with the motifs of his fellow Loa, illustrating his role as an ambassador. He is associated with Saint Lazarus, Saint Anthony, or Saint Peter who guards the gates to heaven. His symbols include mirrors, keys, canes or walking sticks. The dog is sacred to him, a faithful traveling companion, and also the rat, master of secret passageways.
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.