Voodoo Veves: Sacred Cell Numbers for the Gods

Marassa veve tattoo, for the Voodoo spirits represented by divine twins unifying the universe.

Invented by chickens? Exploding art to deter gang violence? Mysterious corn drawings appearing from the beyond? What in the universe am I talking about, why veve drawings of course, the sacred symbols of Vodou. No one is precisely sure how they initially came to be, but folklore abounds on the topic. Some believe that they were created originally from the patterns in the dirt that were formed by the chickens and other animals during ceremony. I have even spoken to some scholars who believe that … [Read more...]