Azaka Medeh

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Azaka Medeh
Known forLoa of Harvest

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

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

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

Asaka is the loose female interpretation of him as mother of the earth in the Broadway musical Once on This Island.