Erzulie Freda is the loa that I work with most of all. Of course before doing any ritual work with any Loa you must first ask Papa Legba to open the gates and give him an offering in order to make contact with the other Loa. She is traditionally seen as a pale skinned Loa, sometimes referred to as mulatto or even white skinned.
Erzulie Freda is the Loa of love, finery, beauty, jewelry, dancing, luxuries, and flowers. It is said that she has 3 husbands. All of them Loas in their own rights. Damballah, Agwe, and Ogoun. Her colors are pink, blue, white, and gold. When petitioneing her the best sacrifices include jewlery, perfumes, sweets and liquores.
She is a very jealous Loa, but a very powerful sorceress. She wants all the attention paid to her, especially if she is riding a servitor. IT is seen that when a servitor is being rode the horse will be very attentive to the men, and rude to the females. Her horses have to be clean, dressed immaculately, and scented sweetly for her to appear and ride them.
Erzulie Freda is both femininity and compassion embodied, as well as jealous and spoiled. She can be seen as lazy, but when properly petitioned and given attention to results are quick from Erzulie Freda.
When the slaves had to hide their worship of the Loa behind the appearance of catholic saints Erzulie Freda took on the mantle of Mater Dolorosa.