Hyacinthe was a leader in the Western Province and carried a talisman made of horse hair into battle so I guess a snake is not so far away. The female casting makes for a great representation of the young slave leader, I have given her a republic sash to show her revolutionary tendances.
When insurgent leaders were killed, ceremonies were held in their honour. One insurgent leader was buried by the troops that defeated him. But later "the negroes took him up and buried him again with great pomp"
Let's just they last a little longer on the table than in real life.