Ezili Dantor

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Ezili Dantor
Czestochowska.jpg
The most common depiction of Erzulie Dantor is derived from this variant of Black Madonna of Czestochowa
Honored in Haitian Vodou, Folk Catholicism
Attributes black pig, gold, blue, green, red
Patronage motherhood, single parents

Ezili Dantor or Erzulie D'en Tort (also spelled Erzulie with Danto or Danthor) is the Petro nation aspect of the Erzulie family of lwa, or spirits in Haitian Vodou. Ezili Dantor is considered to be the lwa of motherhood, single motherhood in particular. She is most commonly represented by the image of Black Madonna of Częstochowa whose origins are believed to be in copies of the icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, brought to Haiti by Polish soldiers fighting on both sides of the Haitian Revolution from 1802 onwards.[1] Other depictions of Ezili Dantor include the Black Madonna, as well as Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Ezili Dantor is associated with the black creole pig of Haiti, her favorite animal sacrifice, and the colors gold and blue, sometimes green and also red to signify that she is a Petro lwa.

Her favorite offerings include: a fried pork dish known as griot, creme de cacao, rum, Florida Water perfume, and strong unfiltered cigarettes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re Polish presence in Haiti : Judson comments"—Discussion on webster.edu.

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