Bizango Spirits

Bizango Spirits

ORIGIN:

Haiti

Bizango has two meanings:

• Secret mystical societies with a sometimes sinister reputation for social enforcement (including creation of zombis)

• The spirits served by these secret societies

The Bizango spirits are a subset of lwa. They may be understood as maximum, extreme Petro spirits. They are fierce, powerful, fast, and effective but also potentially dangerous. Attributes and symbols characterizing Bizango spirits include skulls, coffins, crosses, and crucifixes.

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SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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