Damballah is the Creator of the universe and is viewed as a loving father to the world. His presence brings peace and harmony. Damballah is strongly linked with the ancestors, and he and his companion Ayida-Wedo are the oldest and wisest of the loa. As a source of life, he is also strongly associated with water and the rain.
Face of this ring is about 3/4″ wide by 1-1/8″ tall.
Damballah, the Eastern Light (Sun), is the Creator of the universe. The sign of Damballah, also known as Papa Damballah, is the twin serpent. Damballah is “The Great Master”, the creator of the cosmos. Damballah is one of the most important of all the Loa. Damballa is the Sky Father and the primordial creator of all life. He rules the mind, intellect, and cosmic equilibrium. Damballah, as the serpent spirit and “The Great Master”, created the cosmos by using his 7,000 coils to form the stars and the planets in the heavens and to shape the hills and valleys on earth. By shedding the serpent skin, Damballa created all the waters on the earth.
Damballah, the patriarchal serpent divinity, is an ancient water spirit associated with rain, wisdom, and fertility. Damballah is usually entwined with his wife Ayida Wedo, the rainbow. Damballah is often represented as St. Patrick (who mastered the serpents of Ireland), and sometimes as the patriarchal Moses holding the Ten Commandments. In many temples, a permanent basin of water is maintained for the Loa. Many representations include Damballah’s main sacrificial food—an egg, the symbol of fertility and life.
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