Hèvioso: Divinity of Thunder and Revenge

Hèvioso: Divinity of Thunder and Revenge 1

Statues and monuments of Vodun divinities abound in our town, frequently to protect a house from evil spirits, a family from illness or a field from bandits. Most are small and simple. Some, like this statue of the divinity of thunder and revenge, show complex scenes with ten-foot tall statues. It was explained to me that Hèvioso can protect you from directed harm and will then take revenge on the person who sought to harm you. The scene in the photo above apparently shows Hèvioso killing a woman who tried to poison another person. Note the small bottle of poison resting on her stomach. The photo below also shows Hèvioso; this statue is a neighboring town.

Hèvioso: Divinity of Thunder and Revenge 2

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