Erzulie Dantor

Voodoo Goddess Of Love

 

 
   

Voodoo Gods and Goddesses or 'Loa' are thought of as the spirits of the Haiti practised Voodoo religion.  They are also sometimes known as the 'Mysteries' or the 'Invisibles' and are served by their followers rather than worshipped.  The Loa occupy the middle realm between mankind and the creator 'Bondye' and serve as an intermediaries between the two.  Each Loa has a distinct personality and history and is served in its own way, with each favouring different songs, symbols, dances and offerings.

Erzulie Dantor is the Haitian Goddess or Loa of  love, passion, romance and jealousy.  Most commonly (but not always) pictured as a buxom black woman Erzulie Dantor is also normally shown to bear scars.  Known as a warrior woman and a ferocious protector of women and children Erzulie Dantor is almost always pictured holding her daughter 'Ta Koukoun'.

Erzulie Dantor is said to have been a fierce warrior leader who fought with her people during the Haitian revolution, however her people became fearful and cut out her tongue to prevent her from revealing their secrets should she become captured.  Because of this Erzulie Dantor is often served by those who have been abused or betrayed by loved ones.

One uplifting song dedicated to the Loa Erzulie Dantor goes as follows:

Seven stabs of the knife, seven stabs of the dagger,
Lend me the basin so I can vomit my blood,
Seven stabs of the knife, seven stabs of the dagger,
Lend me the basin so I can vomit my blood,
My blood is pouring down.
 
Erzulie Dantor favours the colours red, gold and navy blue and her favourite 
offerings include fried pork and rum.

Erzulie Dantor - Voodoo Loa Of Love

 

 

 

 

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