Vévé

Cross on gate to Bishop's Garden, Washington National Cathedral

This wrought iron cross graces a gate to the Bishop’s Garden at the Washington National Cathedral. It strikes me, however, as rather unconventional. It looks like nothing so much as a voodoo vévé, perhaps a variant on one for Papa Legba, the loa who stands at the crossroads and is the gatekeeper between the worlds of humans and spirits.

It’s also possible that it’s a perfectly ordinary and typical version of some kind of stylized cross that I’m unfamiliar with.

In either case, I wonder who made it, and what his (probably his) relationship with Christianity was.


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