In Haitian Vodou, Papa Legba is the loa who serves as the intermediary between the loa and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives (or denies) permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee, and is believed to speak all human languages. Associated with St. Peter. In Santeria Elegua or Esu.
Les Vêtements traditionnels du Vaudou au Bénin
La peur est souvent alimentée par l'ignorance et le plaisir par la connaissance. En regardant les costumes étonnants ci-dessous, vous ne serez probablement pas aussi effrayé que lorsque le mot vaudou est mentionné. Peut-être est-ce dû à certains films qui entretiennent l'effroi et le mystère. Le vaudou est très souvent associé à des rituels de magie noire et aux aiguilles que l'on plante dans les poupées. Mais ceci ce n'est pas la vérité à propos de cette religion.Le Vaudou est reconnue…
Loko is the first Hougan (priest); the priest of all priests and the guardian of the deepest secret in Voodoo: The initiation secrets. Needless to point out his importance in Voodoo and the level of respect accorded to him; not only by initiates, but all. No secret is unknown to him. Loko is ONLY served by Hougan and Mambos. The image of St Joseph is used to represent Loko
In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Ayizan is the loa of the marketplace and commerce. Associated with Vodoun rites of initiation (called kanzo). Just as her husband Loco is the archetypal Houngan (priest), Ayizan is regarded as the first, or archetypal Mambo (priestess), and as such is also associated with priestly knowledge and mysteries, particularly those of initiation, and the natural world. Syncretised with the Catholic Saint Clare, she drinks no alcohol, and is the wife of Loko Atisou.
Marasa Twa or twins of three. These triplets are most usually associated with the Three Virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity. Twins are held in a sacred light. They are considered to have great magickal powers, and the ability to heal. Twins in real life usually are able to manifest different abilities easier than most. It is a natural talent. The power of the Lwa Marassa is strongly with them, thus they are able to control things and make magick of their own variety.
Elegua- The Infant Jesus of Prague. Elegua is also known as Esu in the Yoruba Pantheon of Orisha. papa legba in voodoo The trickster, the opener of the way and the guardian of the crossroads, both physical and spiritual.
Maman Brijit the swaggering, rum drinking wife of Baron Samedi and mother of the Guedde, lords of the dead. She may be compared to Hecate, the goddess of witches and the underworld. She watches over both the cemetary and the marketplace. In Santeria Manman Brigitte is Oya.
Ewá (Yewá) is a great mother and housewife. She is the Orisha of beauty, mainly the beauty of woman. Related to the virginity, chastity of a person. Also related to the winter, to the snow, fog and mist and the cold. She is associated with Saint Lucy.
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 of all Gede, and his wife is Grann Brijit.
Iansa- Oia. Iansan (Iansã in Portuguese) is a spirit entity, or Orisha (Orixá), of the Afro-Brazilian religious faith Candomblé. Iansan is the Orisha of the winds, hurricanes and tempests. She lives at the gate of the graveyard, and has dominion over the realm of the Dead. Her name in English means "mother of nine (children).". She is sincretized with Saint Barbara and particularly known with her association with the colour red and the salute "Epahei".
Obatala is the eldest of the orishas in Santeria. He is also the father of many of the orishas. Obatala is the owner of all heads, because it is said that he molded the bodies of humans before Olodumare breathed life into them. Syncretized Catholic Saint: Our Lady of Mercy or Jesus Christ
Oya (Yansa) is the Goddess of Storms, Lightning, and cemeteries. She is a warrior, the wife of Chango. Her colors are orange and maroon, and her syncretized saint is Theresa. She epitomizes female power and righteous anger. Oya brings sudden change. She is a whirlwind, an amazon, a huntress, and a wild buffalo. Lightning and rainbows are signs of her presence. She also rules communication between the living and the dead.
The Marassa are usually called Marassa Dossou Dossa. They represent abundance, blessings, the gift of children and the sacredness of family and the mysteries of conception.The Marassa are always invoked at the beginning of every Vodou ceremony, right after Legba, emphasizing their high importance in the religion. Although portrayed as children, the Marassa are very powerful Loas. The Marassa syncretised with the Catholic saints Cosmas and Damian.
Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte or, colloquially, Santa Muerte (Spanish for Our Lady of the Holy Death), is a female folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. A personification of death, she is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees. Her cult arose from popular Mexican folk belief, a syncretism between indigenous Mesoamerican and Spanish Catholic beliefs and practices.