Beautifully and intricately detailed, this Black Water Siren Studio exclusive is an accurate representation of the Agwé vodou veve, completely hand carved, then cast in a solid metal of your choice, oxidized to bring out the detail, and polished to a high shine. It is detailed on both sides, and will look great no matter which way it is worn. Durable and hefty, a little over 1/16″ or 2mm thick, this is an enduring piece of art that will stand the test of time and become a family heirloom for generations.
Comes with a sturdy jump ring bail to attach to a chain or add to a charm bracelet. This does not include a chain. Please check the accessories collection if you would like a chain to go with it.
Charm itself measures 1″ wide by 1-1/16″ tall (2.7cm x 2.8cm), or 1-3/8″ tall with bail ring. A little over 1/16″ or 2mm thick.
Sterling Silver and Bronze charms are in stock and ready to ship immediately. Please be aware that the 14K Gold charms are made to order and will generally take 3 to 5 weeks production time before shipment.
Agwé is a lwa who rules over the sea, fish, and aquatic plants, as well as the patron lwa of fishermen and sailors. He is the lwa of direction. His territory is the winds and the currents, waves and depths of the oceans. He helps sailors find their bearings when lost at sea. He provides inspiration and guidance whenever an individual needs them in times of turmoil, loss, or indecision. He lives in a glorious palace under the seas. Patron of sailors, sea travelers, and pirates.
In his Rada aspect Agwé is called Met Agwe Tawoyo (Master Agwe Tawoyo) and is envisioned as a handsome mixed race man with green eyes, often wearing a naval officer’s uniform. He is considered to be a gentleman who commands respect and embodies several ideals of masculinity including bravery, reserve and provision. He is captain of Immamou, the ship that carries the dead to Guinee, the afterlife. He cries saltwater tears for the departed. He assisted the souls of those that suffered crimes against humanity during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Catholic counterpart: Saint Ulrich of Augsburg and very occasionally the archangel Raphael, both of whom are depicted holding fish.
Colors: blue and white, sometimes sea green or brown.
Offerings: champagne, gunfire, toy ships, savory exotic foods, naval rum, and rams whose wool has been dyed with indigo.
The Black Water Siren Studio rendering of this veve symbol is exclusively our own copyrighted design. Any imitation of our design shown here that is seen or sold elsewhere other than through Black Water Siren Studio is counterfeit, a violation of copyright law, and should be reported.
Gold price is based on $1867/oz (7-22-20) and is subject to change without notice based on daily market value.