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Roots of Haiti’s Vodou-Christian Faith: African and Catholic Origins – R. Murray Thomas

Roots of Haiti's Vodou-Christian Faith: African and Catholic Origins - R. Murray Thomas

This book traces the development of Haiti’s combined Vodou-Christian religion from 1500 to the present and explains how this combination of distinct faiths coalesces in a coherent belief system. • Provides a history of Haiti’s unique religious tradition that explains how Spanish and French colonizers established Catholicism in Haiti and identifies how the connections between Vodou and African indigenous religions …

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Baron Samedi

Baron Samedi

Baron Samedi Master of the Cemetery Also known as: Bawon Samdi (Kreyol); Baron Sandi (Spanish); Baron Saturday Classification: Lwa Baron Samedi is the leader of the Barons and possibly the Gedés. He presides over a sprawling, confusing, complex clan of spirits. When people speak of the Baron, they tend to mean Baron Samedi. Baron Samedi literally means Baron Saturday, which …

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Gedé, Papa

Gedé, Papa Classification: Gedé Papa Gedé is the leader of the Gedés, landlord of the cemetery, its spiritual superintendent. Some people use this name to indicate Baron Samedi. Some consider Baron Samedi to be Papa Gedé, leader of the Gedés as he is of the Barons. However Baron Samedi is a very distinct spirit. Once you know him, it’s hard …

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Candelina

Candelina Also known as: Candelina Sedifé; Candela Classification: Lwa; Metresa Candelina may be Candelo’s sister, wife, or female alter ego. The nature of her relationship with Candelo evokes strong feelings from devotees who argue passionately about whether she is wife or sister. If they are married, then they may have two children, Candelito and Candelita, son and daughter respectively. They …

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