Beautifully and intricately detailed, this Black Water Siren Studio exclusive depicts an accurate representation of the Papa Legba vodou veve. The veve is hand carved, then cast in solid sterling silver, then a ring band securely soldered on in your requested size. oxidized to bring out the detail, and polished to a high shine.
Veve is about 1″ wide by 1-1/16″ tall by 1-1/16″ wide.
A little over 1/16″ or 2mm thick.
Weighs 5.4 grams, .190 oz, 3.5 dwt, .175 ozt., before adding the ring band.
Papa Legba: In Haitian Vodou, Papa Legba is the intermediary between the loa and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives (or denies) permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee, and is believed to speak all human languages. He is always the first and last spirit invoked in any ceremony, because his permission is needed for any communication between mortals and the loa – he opens and closes the doorway.
In Haiti, he is the great elocution, the voice of God, as it were. Legba facilitates communication, speech and understanding. In the Yoruba pantheon, honored in Nigeria, Cuba, Brazil, and elsewhere in the Yoruba diaspora, Ellegua is mostly associated with Papa Legba since both share the role of being the god of the crossroads.
Because of his position as ‘gate-keeper’ between the worlds of the living and the mysteries he is often identified with Saint Peter who holds a comparable position in Catholic tradition. He is also depicted in Haiti as St. Lazarus, or St. Anthony. In Benin and Nigeria, Legba is viewed as young and virile, is often horned and phallic, and his shrine is usually located at the gate of the village in the countryside.
Silver – To provide hope, unconditional love, grounding and kindness while getting rid of negativity. It stimulates imagination. Energy conductor, eases stress and improves speech, feminine energy.
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.