The Veve Medals are tiny versions of the original larger veve charms, much like a small Catholic saints medal. An extremely detailed veve is in raised relief centered within an oval frame and antiqued to bring out the contrast. These medals are cast in solid sterling silver, bronze, or 14k gold, and are thick and durable. The back side shows a star with Black Water Siren printed within. Other veves are available.
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.
The medal oval is 13mm by 10mm, or about 3/4″ wide by 1-3/16″ long including bail. A little over 1/16″ or 2mm thick.
Legba is the wise teacher, the powerful communicator between the worlds, between all spheres of life and death, and the gatekeeper to the spirit world. His symbol is the cross because it is at the apex of this cross that heaven and earth intersect. Rituals begin with a prayer to Legba to open those gates so that participants can gain access to the other lwas. The veves of these other lwas are often drawn intersecting the branches of Legba’s veve to represent this. Legba is also strongly associated with the sun and is seen as a life-giver, transferring the power of Bondye to the material world and all that lives within it. This further strengthens his role as the bridge between realms.
Catholic counterpart: St. Peter
Sacred Place: Crossroads, Doorways
Ritual Numbers: 3 or sometimes 21
Offerings: Coffee, Rum, Cigars, Keys, Cane
You can read more about Papa Legba here:
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.