Beautifully and intricately detailed, this Black Water Siren Studio exclusive is an accurate representation of the Erzulie Dantor 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 wear on 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 1-1/16″ wide by 1-1/4″ long.
Sterling Silver and Bronze charms are in stock and ready to ship immediately. Please be aware that the 10K, 14K, and 18K Gold charms are made to order and will generally take 3 to 5 weeks production time before shipment.
In the Voodoo Pantheon, there is an important group of female loa (goddesses) whose first name is Erzulie. While all of them share in their role as Goddess of love, art, and sex, each has additional areas of life which is theirs to defend and assist.
Erzulie Dantor is a mulatto woman who is often portrayed as the Black Madonna, or the Roman Catholic “Saint Barbara Africana”. She has tribal scars on her cheek, and is considered heterosexual because she has children, but she is also the patron loa of lesbian women. Thus, she loves women fiercely, and will defend them to the death.
She loves knives and is considered the protector of newly consecrated Voodoo priests and priestesses, as well as of women and children who are victims of domestic violence, and women who have been betrayed by a lover. She is highly respected and much feared due to her Woman Power. Most Haitian women serve Dantor, as do many men who honor and respect women.
Erzulie Dantor is also the patron loa of New Orleans and so she is served by many there as well. She supports independent business women and is the patron of women’s finances.
Many women invoke Erzulie Dantor against their partners (male or female) should they become violent. And enlightened men also serve Dantor, especially men who honor, love and respect women.
As a powerful warrior and protector in Haitian Voodoo, Erzulie Dantor is by far one of the most popular female Lwa, or Goddess/Saint. She can be a tough lady, a little wild, but before all she is a mother. She is the most perfect mother one could wish to have.
Erzulie Dantor is the patron saint and protector of women and children equally. She frequents children’s wards and areas where surgery is performed in hospitals. Dantor is a mother who watches and cares for her children very much. She can be a disciplinarian, as she does not and will not tolerate children behaving badly. She will fiercely defend her children and family until the very end. Dantor will also help a person for very little sacrifice on their part.
Dantor is served with the Image of Mater Salvatoris, sometimes also known as Santa Barbara Africana. She is also associated with other Madonnas who hold a child such as Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of Czestochowa. Other images include Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Piece is about 1-1/8″ at it’s widest point, from the tip of the sword to the tip of the hilt, by 1-5/16″ tall, or 1-7/16″ tall with bail ring.
A little over 1/16″ or 2mm thick.
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 $1835/oz (12-27-22) and is subject to change without notice based on daily market value.