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.
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
Offerings: black roosters, hot pepper, elm, weeping willow
You can read about her 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.