A ogun veve is a religious symbol commonly used in different branches of Vodun throughout the African diaspora, such as Haitian Vodou.
Ogun or Ogoun (Yoruba: Ògún, Portuguese: Ogum, Gu; also spelled Oggun or Ogou; known as Ogún or Ogum in Latin America) is a spirit that appears in several African religions.
He attempted to seize the throne after the demise of Obatala, who reigned twice, before and after Oduduwa, but was ousted by Obamakin (Obalufon Ogbogbdonrin) and sent on an exile – an event that serves as the core of the Olojo Festival.
Ogun was a warrior and a powerful spirit of metal work, as well as of rum and rum-making. He is also known as the “god of iron” and is present in Yoruba religion, Haitian Vodou, and West African Vodun.
He is the patron of smiths, and is usually displayed with a number of attributes: a machete or sabre, rum and tobacco. He is one of the husbands of Erzulie, Oshun, and Oya and a friend to Eshu.