DAMBALLAH AS SAINT PATRICK

DAMBALLAH AS SAINT PATRICK (SAN PATRICIO)
In Voodoo, Damballah is one of the most important of all the loa (also spelled lwa). Damballah is the Sky God and considered the primordial creator of all life. The veve (symbol) of Damballah comprises two serpents prominent among other emblems. He is syncretised with the Catholic figure of St. Patrick who drove snakes out of Ireland.
Serpents are an emblem of Satan and sin. They are frequently depicted in Christian art as the first tempters to appear in that form to Adam and Eve in Eden. On the other hand, a serpent twined around a cross is an emblem of God, recalling the brazen serpent which Moses erected to cure the Israelites in the desert.
His colors: White and Green
His feast day: 17 March. Popularly known as St. Patrick’s Day, this day is believed to be St. Patrick’s death date and is the date celebrated as his feast day.Image
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