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THE CROSS OF MAMA ERZULIE

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Published: April 20, 2010
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THE CROSS OF MAMA ERZULIE

In the Voodoo Pantheon, there is an important group of female loa (goddesses) whose first name is Erzulie. While all of them share in their role as Goddess of love, art, and sex, each has additional areas of life which is theirs to defend and assist. Erzulie is three in aspect: she can be Erzulie Freda, a virgin goddess likened to the Virgin Mary; Erzulie Dantor, loa of jealousy and passion; or La Sirene, a personification of the sea and goddess of motherhood.

Erzulie Dantor is a mulatto woman who is often portrayed as the Black Madonna, or the Roman
Catholic "Saint Barbara Africana".

Erzulie’s personal story is a tragedy. She was a warrioress who fought with her people during the Haitian revolution. However, her own people cut out her tongue so that she would not tell their secrets should she be captured. Thus, she is mute and can only speak a stammering monosyllable, "ke-ke-ke-ke-ke!" This is the sound of her tongue clicking on the roof of her mouth.

Mixed Digital Media including deviated Fractals
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TheSorceressRavenProfessional Digital Artist
amazing job :)
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thank you very kindly my friend!!:icongirldanceplz:
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TheSorceressRavenProfessional Digital Artist
Your Welcome :)
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excellent use of fractals in sacred art
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
An incredible work Jacquie, thank you so much for explaining the inspiration for the piece :love:
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Thank you Eleanor!! I have started to put blurbs on some pics to explain the meaning and background of the piece.
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
It's fascinating, thank you :hug:
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My pleasure Eleanor!!
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bear48Professional
nice job
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