May 20 2011


The vévé of Simbi

The vévé of Simbi

In Haitian Vodou, Simbi (also Sim’bi) is a large and diverse family of serpent Loa

Some prominent Simbi Loa include Simbi Dlo (also Simbi d’l’eau – Simbi of the Water), Simbi Makaya, Simbi Andezo (Simbi of Two Waters), and Gran Simba.

Traditionally they are all associated with water, but in the Haitian Vodoun context they have wide ranging associations.

For example Simbi Makaya is a great sorcerer, and served in particular in the Sanpwel secret societies.

Simbi Anpaka is a Loa of plants, leaves, and poisons.