Maman Brigette  

Posted by Stella Clark

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"MAMAN BRIGITTE" IS THE HAITIAN VOODOO GODDESS WHO PROTECTS THE GRAVES IN CEMETERIES THAT ARE MARKED WITH THE CROSS. HER MASCULINE COUNTERPART IS" GHEDE". "IN HAITI, SHE IS CONSIDERED THE MOTHER OF ALL SPIRITS WHO ENTER THIS WORLD, AND THE GRAVEYARD IS CONSIDERED HER WOMB. SHE IS THE FEMALE GUARDIAN OF GRAVES AND IS SYNCRETIZED WITH "SAINT BRIGIT."

"BRIGITTE" IS A STRONG, IMPOSING WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A TOUGH TALKING, FOUL-MOUTHED WOMAN WHO DRINKS RUM LACED WITH HOT PEPPERS AND DANCES IN A SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE MANNER. SHE IS OFTEN SEEN IN THE COMPANY OF A BLACK ROOSTER. HER SYMBOLS INCLUDE A CEREMONIAL CROSS AND SCALES, WHICH REPRESENT HER SENSE OF JUSTICE. IT IS SAID THAT THE FIRST WOMAN BURIED IN A CEMETERY IS DEDICATED TO "MAMAN BRIGETTE. "

HER OFFERINGS INCLUDE: CIGARETTES, BLACK COFFEE, WHITE BREAD AND RUM SPICED WITH HOT PEPPERS. HER COLORS ARE BLACK AND PURPLE. HER SPECIAL DAY IS THURSDAY.



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