Who Is Erzulie? The Namesake of Erzulie’s Authentic Voodoo of New Orleans
Vodou Lwa of Love ~ Voodoo Goddess ~ Haitian Vodou Goddess ~ Lwa of Love, Passion, Beauty & Prosperity! Meet Mistress Erzulie-Freda ~ the namesake of Erzulie’s Authentic Voodoo in New Orleans
Erzulie, Erzulie~Freda, Ezili, Ezili-Freda Dahomey
Namesake of Erzulie’s Authentic Voodoo Shop in New Orleans!
Who is Erzulie? The Goddess of Love! She is the most beloved Lwa (Loa) in the Voudou Pantheon and to whom our site is dedicated. As the female Lwa of love, sexuality, passion, pleasure and prosperity, Erzulie is quite powerful in fulfilling these desires.
Described as one of the most beautiful Loas, she is notoriously vain, a touch lazy, has multiple lovers and prefers to receive lavish gifts of perfumes, sweet cakes, jewelry and flowers for her help with your requests. We’re told she likes to relax and paint her nails all day – how divine!
She is the Lwa that can make most things possible with Love and Success; without her help, little can be accomplished, especially where relationships are concerned. All of our love spells are designed to obtain her assistance and in turn, thanking her with the appropriate offerings.
Like with many Lwa, Erzulie has a darker side. She can be a bit of a drama Queen and enjoys encouraging fantasies; even if some are not realistic. In these cases, she can become very sad, emotional and bitterly disappointed; you can feel that way as well when working with her.
Other aspects of Erzulie can include jealousy and anger, especially if ignored by someone when she is demanding their attention. This is why we must always please her and stay in her good graces should we seek her assistance.
There are many aspects to the Erzulie’s collectively in our tradition which include Gran Erzulie, the Great Mother and Erzulie Danto, the fierce protective Warrior Lwa to name a few.
A few interesting facts about the Great Mistress Erzulie, the first being, her Catholic counterpart is The Virgin Mary. Due to the history of Voudou in America, the
original practitioners were slaves and had to disguise their Spirits as members of the Catholic Church in order to worship them. Consequently, she was most similar to The Virgin Mary, not because of the virginal or immaculate conception
concepts of course, but because of her unconditional love aspects, empathy, compassion and willingness to help especially with love issues and relationships.
Her sacred days are Tuesday and Thursday: You will note in any Voodoo Spells, Love Spells, Voodoo Love Item, Ritual or Spell Kit we create, your instructions always suggest beginning on one of these days if possible.
Her Favorite Colors: Pink, Blue, Lavenders, Purple and Orange. Try to use them anytime you need her assistance. These colors can manifest with clothing, altar items, candles, gifts, bottles and even food.
Suggested Offerings to Erzulie Freda: Would include Sweet Cakes, Pink Champagne, Perfume, Flowers or Beauty Products. She LOVES anything beautiful and decadent.
Erzulie’s Symbol: Is a heart shaped Veve above; please feel free to use ours or draw a similar one should you need to invoke her assistance – for personal use only of course.