Who Is Erzulie-Freda in the Vodou Tradition?
Who is Erzulie-Freda? The Voodoo Goddess of Love! Welcome and Meet Erzulie Freda! The great Vodou Goddess of Passion, Pleasure and Prosperity! A fun little primer on the namesake of our store at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans! For more in-depth information, and Vodou liturgy on our beloved Erzulie-Freda, along with many other Vodou Lwa (Spirits) browse our extensive Voodoo articles section or download our Vodou app on iTunes and Google Play: Erzulie’s Voodoo.
Mistress Erzulie is one of the most beloved Lwa (Loa) in the Vodou Religion and to whom our company 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 Lwas, 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 are 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 incredibly 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. Therefore, we must always please her and stay in her good graces should we seek her assistance in any Voodoo spells, love spells or Vodou love rituals.
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.
A few interesting facts about the Great Mistress Erzulie:
The first being, her Catholic counterpart is The Virgin Mary. Due to the history of Voodoo 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 great love, empathy, compassion, and willingness to help especially with love and relationships.
Her sacred days are Tuesday and Thursday: You will note in our love spells, Voodoo spells, love potions, love ritual baths and Voodoo lover return spell kits we handcraft at Erzulie’s, instructions always suggest beginning on one of these days.
Her Favorite Colors are Pink, Blue, Lavender and Orange: Try to use them anytime you need her assistance. These colors can manifest with clothing, altar items, candles, gifts, bottle and even food.
Suggested Offerings to Erzulie: Offerings would include sweet cakes, pink Champagne, perfumes, flowers or beauty products. She LOVES anything beautiful and decadent. It is always a magical touch to surround your Authentic Voodoo Dolls, Voodoo Veve Dolls and Sacred Altar Voodoo Dolls with any of these beautiful items for Mistress Erzulie-Freda!
Erzulie’s Veve: Erzulie’s Symbol is a heart shaped Veve; please feel free to use ours or draw a similar one should you need to invoke her assistance.
We sincerely hope you have enjoyed this fun primer on the namesake of Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans and invite you to learn more about the Voodoo Religion, Voodoo Spells, Love Rituals and more about the Lwa by researching our vast collection of Voodoo Archives, with articles written by highly experienced, initiated, expert Vodou practitioners at Erzulie’s Voodoo in New Orleans.