This is my creative interpretation of 7 stabs of the knife, Erzulie Dantor in all her ferocious and warrior glory! In the song for Erzulie Danto, “Say hey! 7 stabs of the knife! 7 stabs of the sword! Hand me that basin! I’m going to vomit blood!” This spirit vomits her blood to show her strength and to mark her enemies. Here I have Dantor wearing a head scarf with her traditional ceremonial colors, Navy Blue and Gold. Her eyes are dilated and distorted by her rage and blood bursts from her pupils. She explodes and blood splashes everywhere, gushing from her mouth and flowing like a river. Pieces of bolis and tiny blood clots leak from the daggers that float near her face. Battle scars are marked upon her cheek. She is fierce, she is bold and no wound can take her down.
The image traditionally used to worship her is the Black Madonna Czestochowa and Dantor is often referred to as a “Djab” or wild spirit. The jewelry and the daggers represent some of Dantor’s favorite offerings, her favorite drink is the delicious Creme De Cacao. Although Dantor can be aggressive, she is a loving protective mother, a great guardian to all who seek her help and showers those who serve her with many blessings.
Honor be to Erzulie Dantor, Zye wouj, Seven Stabs of The Knife!