The primorial warrior Loa, the fierce Ogoun, is often seen wielding a machete or saber, his favored weapons. He is a spirit of heroic virtues. Through the ages his role has evolved from its tribal origins. Though his strength and passion remain legendary, he is also a brilliant strategist and politician, the Loa of hunting, revolution, and war. He is also the Loa of metal work, patron of the smith and forge. In Catholic iconography, he is identified with Saint George the Dragon slayer, and sometimes with Saint Peter.
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.