Maman Brigitte Voodoo Veve

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The Voodoo Goddess of Death. She is the one of the Ghede loas, the deities associated with death and fertility. Her husband is Baron Samedi, the leader of the Ghede. Maman Brigitte protects cemeteries, especially graves that are marked with a cross. Since Voodoo combines elements of Christianity with native African beliefs, the cross symbolizes both the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the crossroads, where the human world intersects with the divine.

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Beautifully and intricately detailed, this Black Water Siren Studio exclusive represents the Maman Brigitte vodou veve. Completely hand carved, then cast in your choice of solid metal, 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, 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 contact me if you would like a chain to go with it for a small charge.

Charm is about 3/4″ wide by 1-3/16″ long including bail. 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.

Maman Brigitte, the mother of cemeteries, the lwa (goddess) of money and death. Maman Brigitte protects cemeteries, especially graves that are marked with a cross. Since Vodou combines elements of Christianity with native African beliefs, the cross symbolizes both the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the crossroads, where the human world intersects with the divine.  Maman Brigitte is a tough-talking, sarcastically funny goddess who uses a lot of obscenities. She is both the queen of the cemetery and a just judge. Some also claim Brigitte is the protectress of sex workers. Some reports say Maman Brigitte is originally Celtic in origin, descended from Brigid, the Celtic goddess of poetry, smithcraft, and healing. Maman Brigitte is one of the few Loa who is white and is depicted as being fair-haired and green-eyed with light European skin.

Catholic counterpart: Saint Brigid, Mary Magdalene
Colors: purple, black
Number: 9
Offerings: black roosters, hot pepper, elm, weeping willow

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.

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