Wow! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. That’s a good question. (This does not count other traditional religions in Benin.) The Loa as Guardians. Pingback: ZACA: VOODOO GOD | Balladeer's Blog. I agree. Fascinating gods! This is vitally important because marketplaces are the focal points for gatherings and social centres in their communities. Please put it back if you want to. His wife is the goddess Ayizan. THE TOP ELEVEN DEITIES IN VOODOO MYTHOLOGY, THE TOP PANTHEONS COVERED HERE AT BALLADEER’S BLOG | Balladeer's Blog, Starry Night, by Brandon Anderson – Brandon Anderson, Author, Weirdly Gods Your Mythology/History Class Left Out – paranormaddility, The SeRaPhim – SaRP – SeRPents or Nagas – Cara Has Angels. Rum and hot peppers are Maman Brigitte’s diet, with the hot peppers believed to account for her association with fire. After dying as a martyr to the cause Marinette rose to godhood as the patron deity of liberation AND slavery, oddly enough. Papa and Oshun have been very kind to me and I’m so grateful to them ♡ Practitioners of Haitian Vodou call upon Ogun for matters related to war and conflict, and make offerings of male animals — roosters and dogs in particular seem to be his favorite. Those possesssed by Kalfu display dark eyes and shed black tears. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. He speaks all human languages and is always the first god or loa to be invoked in Voodoo ceremonies. Kalfu’s favorite drink is rum laced with gunpowder. (1995) pp. I’m considering taking Vodou classes and joining the religion because I want to find out more about African religion and I honestly want to leave a Eurocentric way of thinking. Those possessed by Ogun can wash their hands in burning sugar-cane without feeling any pain. Voodoo gods. I would really like to be anywhere near a beach! MAMAN BRIGITTE – This foul-mouthed goddesss is one of the most powerful of the thirty Ghede, or death-gods. An excellent text that teaches us a lot about voodoo worship and, in particular, about its divinities whose roles are amazing. Popoola Printers. Papa Legba appears in many forms in New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou. Legba is often represented as a phallus or as a man with a prominent phallus. The loa serve as intermediaries between man and Bondye, whose existence is far beyond human comprehension. Perceived similarities with Roman Catholic doctrines such as the intercession of saints and angels allowed Vodun to appear compatible with Catholicism, and helped produce syncretic religions such as Haitian Vodou. She is sometimes depicted as a black Madonna, and other times as an upper class light-skinned mixed-race woman bedecked in fine clothing and expensive jewelry. Ed, I started replying here and it got so long, and I couldn’t put in pics which I felt were vital to my reply (you’ll see). Actual practitioners would probably be better. It is a syncretic religion that combines Roman Catholicism and native African religion, particularly from the religion of the Dahomey region of West Africa (the modern day nation of Benin). They are typically considered lesser divine figures, with the supreme god being Bondye, the creator. Pingback: Weirdly Gods Your Mythology/History Class Left Out – paranormaddility. According to census data, about 14 million people practice traditional religion in Nigeria, most of whom are Yoruba practicing Ifá, but no specific breakdown is available. The God-Creator is the cosmogonical principle and does not trifle with the mundane; the voduns(s) are the God-Actor(s) who actually govern earthly issues. (1999). He is the creator who helped the god Bondye make the cosmos, and is represented by a giant serpent. They take part in the organisation and the running of markets and are also responsible for their upkeep. Patterns of worship follow various dialects, spirits, practices, songs, and rituals. The cultural area of the Fon, Ewe, and Yoruba peoples share a common metaphysical conception of a dual cosmological divine principle consisting of Nana Buluku, the God-Creator, and the voduns(s) or God-Actor(s), daughters and sons of the Creator's twin children Mawu (goddess of the moon) and Lisa (god of the sun).