He is the prince of the cemetery, the phallic lord of the dead. Gedé Nibo is a great healer and a tremendous guardian of children.
Gedé Nibo straddles the borders between death and life, sex and death, and between genders, too. Nibo may wear mixed feminine and masculine attire. A witty trickster with an eye for a joke, he is simultaneously macho and feminine. Gedé Nibo is variously described as pansexual, transgendered, and also homoerotic.
ALSO KNOWN AS:
Gedé Nimbo; Ninbo
His traditional apparel includes a riding coat, old pants, a crooked hat and a black scarf around his neck, but he enjoys sowing confusion.
In addition to the usual offerings made to Gedés, Gedé Nibo accepts cash. Bring it to the cemetery for him.
- Baron Samedi
- Brigitte, Madame
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.