Honoring Erzulie Freda
Date: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:12 am
Subject: Vltn’s-DAY and how to Honor Erzulie spellmakerberk
Since I serve Erzulie Freda Mambo told me I may answer this question.
If you have checked the files section, as recommended by Bridget, then you will see some really good tips and things to start with. There is no wrong way to go with honoring Erzulie (or any of the lois for that matter). Some of the key things Erzulie likes are chocolates, sugary drinks, gold jewelry, roses, hearts, decorative small mirrors, flowery perfumes, and anything pink. Her main colors are pink and gold. If you cant find things that fall into those categories during the
Valentine’s Day commercialism, you will NEVER find those things, so take advantage of it during the next month!
As far as specifics here are things that I have found to be very good offerings
Blackberry liqueurs and wines
any chocolate candy
Snowballs (they are pink coconut-cake-like things, shaped something
like a baseball with chocolate cake stuff in the middle, and some
marshmallow somewhere in there - you can typically find this near
Gold jewelry (can be gold plated)
Pink roses (real, plastic, or in candle form)
anything really girly and pink
pink and gold sequins and glitter
You guys can get creative with this. Go with your heart, and stay in your price range. There is nothing saying that the chocolates must be Godiva. If your price range affords you Godiva then use it, if your price range affords you Hershey’s kisses then use them. Honestly,
none of the lois (or us at Spellmaker) want you guys to miss paying rent because you spent all of your money on offerings and setting up your altar. Personally, I use Blackberry Manischewitz, which costs me $3.50 per bottle (yes a Kosher wine, and she does not mind!!)
Really, have fun with it. If you decide to set up a full altar to her for the next month then do it from your heart. Do it so that you think its pretty. Do it with your goal in mind - your HD and you,
together forever, and happily, crazy in love.
If you can’t find anything that you think is appropriate, you can purchase it from Spellmaker. The pink and yellow household candles come in sets, and you can use Erzulie’s Marriage oil with them. Closer to Valentine’s day we will be taking pics of the Erzulie altar here in the office to post on the forum for you guys. Feel free to share any of your pictures as well!
Have fun and keep us posted. Love and Light