Oxum key chain

Oxum key chain

In northeastern Brazil, women rely on Oxum, the goddess of love, to help them find a mate, according to Marie Claire magazine (Feb. 2006). This key chain honoring her has a charm with "magical" herbs bagged in Oxum's color (yellow), bonfim ribbons (which locals often tie in three knots as they make three wishes, then wear around their wrists) - a pimenta (small pepper) and a figa (fist) charm, for good luck. Perfect Valentine's Day gift for a friend looking for love in the new year.