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.  

Lenglensou

Posted by Sydney Noel on Sunday, October 5, 2014

Lenglensou




                                                                                       





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. Lenglensou is feared and respected by all. He almost never comes in possession, but when he does must be served correctly, otherwise the Hougan or the Mambo will be cruelly punished. When Lenglensou comes in possession he only eats glasses, razor blades and drinks warm bull blood's. The Sacred  Heart of  Jesus is the St Catholic image uses to represent this wild spirit.

Color: Red?
Alternatives: Lenglensou basen san(Lenglensou basin of blood), Lenglensou Gè(Lenglensou War),Lenglensou Tonnè(Lenglensou the Thunder).



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