Damballah-Wedo, Veve Made from Recycled Steel Barrel in Haiti 13 3/4" x 15 3/4"

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13 3/4" x 15 3/4"
• Hand-hammered design (no machines used)
Damballah-Wedo is associated with creation and is viewed as a loving father to the world. His presence brings peace and harmony. As a source of life, he is also strongly associated with water and the rain.

Damballah-Wedo is strongly associated with the ancestors, and he and his companion Ayida-Wedo are the oldest and wisest of the ​loa.

Ayida-Wedo is likewise associated with snakes and is Damballah's partner in creation. Because the creative process is seen as shared between male and female, Damballah-Wedo's veves generally depict two snakes rather than just one.

Other names: Damballa, Damballah Weddo, Da, Papa Damballa, Obatala​
Loa Family: Rada
Gender: Male
Associated Catholic Saint: St. Patrick (who drove the snakes out of Ireland); Sometimes also associated with Moses, whose staff transformed into a snake to prove the power of God over that wielded by Egyptian priests
Holiday: March 17 (St. Patrick's Day)
Offerings: An egg on a mound of flour; corn syrup; chickens; other white objects such as white flowers.
Color(s): White

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Ayibobo Respek the Voodoo speedy delivery and the product is awesome

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