Voodoo Veve For Protection
Voodoo Veve For Protection most similar to the veve are the drawings of zemi or gods of the Taino religion.
A veve (also spelled vèvè or vevè) is a religious symbol commonly used in different branches of Vodun throughout the African diaspora, such as Haitian Vodou.
Veves should not be confused with the patipembas used in Palo, nor the pontos riscados used in Umbanda and Quimbanda since these are separate African religions.
The veve acts as a “beacon” for the loa, and will serve as a loa’s representation during rituals.
The veves represent figures of the astral forces… In the course of Vodou ceremonies, the reproduction of the astral forces represented by the veves obliges the loas… to descend to earth.
Every loa has his or her own unique veve, although regional differences have led to different veves for the same loa in some cases.
Sacrifices and offerings are usually placed upon them, with food and drink being most commonly used.