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THE CROSS OF MAMA ERZULIE by Voodoomamma THE CROSS OF MAMA ERZULIE by Voodoomamma
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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TheSorceressRaven Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing job :)
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Voodoomamma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
thank you very kindly my friend!!:icongirldanceplz:
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TheSorceressRaven Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your Welcome :)
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Voodoomamma Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
:hug:
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digimagicnb Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
excellent use of fractals in sacred art
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Voodoomamma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
thank you!!!
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An incredible work Jacquie, thank you so much for explaining the inspiration for the piece :love:
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Voodoomamma Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
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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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fascinating, thank you :hug:
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Voodoomamma Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
My pleasure Eleanor!!
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Voodoomamma Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Thank you Glen!!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional
nice job
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