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Veve Haitian Heart Erzulie Dantor Handmade in Haiti Fair Trade Wall Art 10" x 14.5"

10" x 14.5"

    The Haitian spirit of "The Fierce Mother - Erzulie Dantor" is represented by a heart pierced with a sword. This symbol is drawn onto temple floors during religious ceremonies to summon her presence. Meda Ulyssee has recreated that symbol in recycled metal. Of course, he had all of the cultural background to communicate its meaning with hammer and chisel, but we had to learn the story before we could fully appreciate the significance he struck into every detail. What we called simply ”Meda’s Heart” is actually much more. On a pure and elemental level, it is a beautiful representation of the strength of a mother’s love.

    Erzulie Dantor is a bi-racial woman who is often portrayed as the Black Madonna, or the Roman Catholic "Saint Barbara Africana". She has three tribal scars on her cheek. Erzulie Dantor is fiercely protective of those who serve her. She can be aggressive toward outsiders and dangerous to enemies, but she is sweet as honey to her children. Magical ability and material wealth are both in her power to grant, she is also invoked to avenge wrongs done to those who serve her. Women invoke her in cases of domestic violence and rape, and Dantor is widely considered the patron lwa of lesbian women. Yet heterosexual women, and all men, serve her assiduously as well, for the sake of the protection she grants them.

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