My oil painting of Damballah, the wise serpent of Vodou, in Ge Rouge form. Damballah is known as a great healer and a vessel of endless knowledge. His Red Eyed form is not worshipped in all Vodou societies, but Damballah and his wife Aida Ouedo are more famously known as the serpent and the rainbow.
Damballah is fierce and bold in his red eyed form, but he is known to be a kind, fatherly lwa, who hisses during his possessions. Some cultures regard the snake or serpent as a symbol of evil and cunning. In Vodou Damballah is a benevolent serpent of the sky, father of all the lwa, who can bring good fortune, heal, and bless you with his wisdom.