The goddess of love in the Voodoo pantheon. Fierce Protector of Women and Children,Erzulie is not the earth mother, nor the mother of men, but rather she is the loa, or goddess, of elemental forces—the ideal, but tragic, mistress. She lives in fabulous luxury and appears powdered and perfumed. She is lavish with her love as with her gifts. On the fingers she wears three wedding rings, since her husbands are the serpent god Damballah, the sea god Agwe and the warrior hero Ogoun.
a eucalyptus nut from 19th century trees planted in the San Francisco estate of former New Orleans resident, voodoo priestess and civil rights advocate, Mary Ellen Pleasant, in all dolls.