Azaka Medeh

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Azaka Medeh (Kouzin or Couzen) is the lwa of the harvest in Haitian Vodou mythology.

He evolved after the Haïtian Revolution when slaves were able to own property. Depicted as a country bumpkin that loves to eat, he is kind and gentle and has no alternate sinister (petwo) form. Azaka is identified with Saint Isadore. He is celebrated and affiliated with Labor Day in Haiti (May 1).

Azaka Medeh belongs to the same family of spirits as Azaka-Tonnerre, lwa of thunder.