Baron Cimetière

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Baron Cimetière
Loa and Guardian of the Cemetery
Venerated in Haitian Vodou, Louisiana Voodoo, Folk Catholicism
Attributes Black tailcoat and top hat, cigar, bottle of wine
Patronage Death, cemeteries, protection from grave desecration

Baron Cimitière (Baron Cemetery) is one of the Guédé, a spirit of the dead, along with Baron Samedi and Baron La Croix in Vodou. He is said to be the male guardian of the cemetery, protecting its graves.[1]

His horses wear a tuxedo or tails and a top hat. They have expensive tastes, smoking cigars and drinking wine or fine liquor. They are just as crass as the other Guede, but ape polite manners and upper-class airs while doing so.

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Brave Guede is the doorman between the world of the living and the afterlife, guardian of the cemetery gate. He keeps the dead in and the living out.

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