How did Ezili Freda become a courtesan, anyway? Her grandmother sold her. Ezili’s beauty was perceived as the ticket to family stability. Grann Ezili arranged her courtesanship and profits from it financially. (In some versions, she’s Ezili Freda’s mother, not her grandmother.) She is the matron spirit of sex workers, especially madams. She is invoked by sex workers for protection and prosperity. She is syncretized to Saint Anne.
Manifestation: An old, once beautiful woman, now crippled by arthritis. She drags herself along with a cane.
Colors: Pink, white
Offerings: Similar to what would be given to Ezili Freda Dahomey
See also: Ezili; Ezili Freda Dahomey
On the positive side, Grann Ezili is a spirit of female wisdom who may he invoked to reveal the secrets of the ages. She is a font of romantic, sexual, financial, esoteric, occult, and folkloric knowledge.
From the 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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