May 20 2011

Maman Brigitte

The veve of Maman Brigitte

The veve of Maman Brigitte

In Voodoo, Maman Brigitte (Grann Brigitte, Manman Brigittte) is a death loa, the wife of Baron Samedi.

Maman Brigitte is one of the few Loa who is white and is depicted as being fair-haired and green-eyed with light European skin.

She drinks hot peppers and is symbolized by a black rooster, and her sacred trees are the elm and the weeping willow.

As wife of Baron Samedi, she is the female Guardian of Graves.

Like Baron and the rest of the Ghede nanchon, she often causes a horse in her possession to use obscenities.