Scion: Cold War
Erzulie is love, in all its forms. She’s one goddess, and she’s not one goddess, because she’s Erzulie Freda and Erzulie Dantor and Granne Erzulie and all the rest of them, and what form she comes in makes a big difference what she’s gonna do for you and what she’s gonna expect of you in return.
In her Rada side, she’s most well known as Erzulie Freda Dahomey, though she’s got a few other faces she can wear.
Erzulie Freda is a young woman, vain and flirty. She loves all the men and she taunts all the women, and she dresses in pink finery and has perfume and sweet cakes. She is young beauty and compassion – though she has her a jealous side, and can be fierce as she fights over her favored men. She wears three wedding rings, for her marriages to Damballa, Agwe, and Ogoun. She always starts in joy, but always ends in sorrow, for young love can’t last forever.
Her symbol is the heart, and her colors are pink, blue, white, and gold.
On her Petro side, she’s Erzulie Dantor most often.
Erzulie Dantor is a scarred and buxom woman. She’s the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, holding her child protectively in her arms. She’s the fiercest defender of women and children you’ll ever find, and she’ll go a long way for vengeance if you harm one under her care.
Her colors are red, gold, and navy blue, and her symbols are a pierced heart or knives.
Other Erzulies include:
- Erzulie Balianne: Erzulie the Gagged, keeper of secrets and she who quiets the broken heart (Rada)
- Erzulie Mansur: Erzulie the Mother, who loves all her children (Rada)
- Granne Erzulie: Grandmother Erzulie, who has the wisdom of her years (Rada)
- Erzulie Mapiangue: Erzulie the Suckler, who knows the pain of childbirth and of newborn children (Petro)
- Erzulie Ge-Rouge: Red-Eyed Erzulie, who aids the jealous or those slighted in love (Petro)