Maman Brigitte

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Maman Brigitte
VeveBrigitte.svg
Veve for Maman Brigitte
Honored in
Haitian Vodou, Folk Catholicism
Attributes black rooster, fire, hot peppers, rum
Patronage gravestones, cemeteries, fire

Maman Brigitte (Grann Brigitte, Manman, Manman Brigit, Manman Brijit) is a death loa and the wife of Baron Samedi in Vodou. She drinks rum infused with hot peppers and is symbolized by a black rooster. Like Baron and the Ghede, she uses obscenities.

She protects gravestones in cemeteries if they are properly marked with a cross.

A New World loa, Maman Brigitte is syncretized with the Irish Saint Brigid, who is associated with fire.

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