Papa Legba Voodoo Veve

(1 customer review)


The Gatekeeper to the Spirit World, rituals begin with a prayer to Papa Legba to open those gates so that participants can gain access to the other lwas or deities. His symbol is the cross, which also symbolizes the intersection of material and spiritual worlds.



Completely hand carved then cast in 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.

Piece is about 1-1/16″ wide by 1-3/16″ tall, or 1-5/16″ tall with bail ring.

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.

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.

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.

1 review for Papa Legba Voodoo Veve

  1. Joe Bates (verified owner)

    Dear maker of voodoo charms. Business has been slow at The BATES MOTEL since about 1960 . I’ve advertised Sparkling Clean Shower Stalls and NEW Shower curtains in every room. I even offered FREE sharping service for saws, axes, knives. Please make thes charms during a full moon. Mabe things will change.

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