While Erzulie Freda represents the glamour and sensuality of femininity, Erzulie Dantor represents a uniquely female strength. Often styled as an image of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, she as seen as a darkly beautiful yet scarred woman holding a child (the Christ-child, in the case the Black Madonna). Similar to "Our Lady of Sorrows," in Catholic iconography, she represents sublime emotion and suffering, love, strength, and sacrifice. She is the patron of mothers and female warriors of all types, the champion of the abuse-survivors and the brokenhearted, and an aggressive protector of women and children. She is also the beloved patron Loa of New Orleans, and lends the city her strength in times of suffering.
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. Matching chains can be found in our Chains & Accessories section.