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Spirits in Vodou are known as Loa; Catholic Saints lithographs are used to represent them. During slavery in Haiti, white french masters forbade the slaves from pursuing Vodou as a religion and anyone caught practicing any religion other than Catholicism were severely punished. The slaves, still deeply attached to their African roots, were obliged to use Catholic Saint Image during Vodou ceremonies, pretending to be praying to them while deep in their heart they were praying to their African gods. This is the main characteristic that differentiate the Vodou that is practiced in Haiti and in Africa. Over 400 years have passed, but the tradition strangely still remain today; it is so deeply rooted in the religion that it is almost impossible to even imagine Haitian Vodou without the representation of the Loas with Catholic Saints' images.  

Clermezine Clermeille

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 15, 2016



Clermezine Clermeille is the patroness of music and harmony in Haitian Vodou. She is of Rada origin and is believed to live in a crystal and diamond palace in the depth of the ocean, where music is always playing.
In Haiti, the loa Clermezine Clermeille is mostly served in the northern part of the country. 
She is associated with the Catholic Saint Cécile.


Here is a song that usually is sing for her when she comes in possession:

Sa ki mande pou Klèmèzin di yo li la Agoe
Sa ki mande pou Klèmèz...

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Marinette-Bois Sèch

Posted by Sydney Noel on Sunday, October 5, 2014





                                                                            

Marinette Bois Sèch, meaning Marinette of the dry arms, is one the most dangerous, violent, unpredictable in the pantheon Voodoo. She is extremely evil, her ceremonies are around huge bonfire, in which salt and gasoline are thrown into. She has the authority over all werewolves. She is one of the great sorceress and she is feared as much as she is respected.
In possession, she openly talks about the horrendous crimes ...
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Gede

Posted by Sydney Noel on Sunday, October 5, 2014





                                                        



 
The Gede are the Family of spirits that embody the power of death and fertility. They are the largest family Loa in Voodoo. There numbers are only known to their Father,  Baron Simityè (Baron Cemetery) and their Mother Grann Brijit. (Grand Mother Brigitte). They are the intermediaries between the living, and the dead. Gede has the capability to read people minds and to know everything that happens in both worlds. If a child is dying, G...


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Baron

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 5, 2014





                                                            



Baron is one of the most important Spirits in Haitian Voodoo. He is the the God of Death; the ultimate crossroad; that all living souls, must fording. As Master of Death, he is also a giver of life. No one can die if baron refuses to dig their grave.His powers are also often use, on curses and dark magic. Baron is one the few spirits, where all his manifestations are as widely known as people seek service from them. He is the father ...

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Lenglensou

Posted by Sydney Noel on Sunday, October 5, 2014



                                                                                       





Lenglensou is a fierce Loa, strong and hard. He is considered to be a Free Masson and very knowledgeable in all spiritual and soteric matters. He executes judgment on those who can't keep their word and the Hougan or Mambo who can't keep the Voodoo secrets from the uninitiate ones.  He likes sharp objects such as knives, scisors, barbed wire and specially razor blade. Everything that tear the flesh. Lenglen...


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Kalfou

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 5, 2014
                                                                    




Kalfou is the twin brother of Papa Legba, and him too control the crossroads; but unlike Legba, Kalfou is very evil and only allow the crossing of bad spirits. He controls all the evil spirits of the dark. Kalfou is viewed as a strong, young, muscular, tall and handsome man; whereas his twin brother got old from wisdom. Very authoritative, no one speak in his presence, or he will deliberately allow misfortune, destruction, in...
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Bossou

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 5, 2014
                                                                          





  The Loa Bossou  is believed to be the spirit of the deceased Dahomean king Tegbésou. He is a very powerful, mighty and aggressive loa, who's appearance is that of a man with three horns. Each horn has a meaning. (Strength, wildness and violence)  When he comes in possession, he appears as breaking chain that he was restrained from, acts like a bull  and often goes crashing into things, altar, people and walls. He wou...

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Agaou

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 5, 2014
                                                                                                    



Agaou is the god who rules over thunder, rain, lightning, wind, storm and earthquake. Very powerfull and violent, Agaou is feared and respected by all. It is said that when the earth tremors, it is because Agaou is angry. One has to be very strong to harbor this spirit. His possessions are so violent, there have been deaths associated with them. Even Mambo and Hougan are affraid of this spirit....


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Ti Jean Petro

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 5, 2014
                                                                                   




Ti Jean is a fire Loa, who lives in the bushes. He is a powerful magician who primarily deals with black magic and he's part of secret Voodoo societies (sanpwèl). Like most Loas who fall under the Petro rite, his possessions are unbelievably violent and it takes quite some times for people to regain their consciousness after hea leaves the body. He dances on fire, and his offering, a sheep, is usually burn to ...

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Simbi

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 5, 2014
                                                               




Simbi is a  well known and venerated Loa in Haitian Voodoo. Although an image of Mami Wata is used to portray that spirit, most of the Simbis are considered males, they lives in rivers, lakes and springs. (sweet water), it is generally believed that Simbi usually abducts his/her followers or any random person that they might like, while swimming or boating; bringing them to their paradisaical underwater palace  according to legend...
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