Tuesday, November 11, 2014

About the LWA Maman Brigette

LWA Maman Bridget, the wife of Baron Samedi is a powerful and tough talking LWA who uses a lot of obscenities.  She enjoys rum laced with hot pepper; pepper so hot that a person not possessed by her spirit would never be able to drink it.  She, as well as her husband Baron Samedi, is summoned to raise the dead which, translated, means she helps people who are on the brink of death from illness caused by magic. She protects gravestones in cemeteries if they are properly marked with a cross.  A very strong woman, she teaches us that it is ok to be a wife, mother and still be independent.  She is devoted to the Baron as well as to all her children but believes that you need not lose your identity in a relationship or any other phase of your life.  You can have many roles in life and still be yourself.

Her colors are black and purple

Day: Thursday

Offerings:  Rum spiced with hot peppers, black coffee, white bread

Catholic Saint she is associated with:  Saint Brigid

The Veve for Maman Brigette is:

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