Baron La Croix
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|Baron La Croix|
|Loa of Death|
|Venerated in||Haitian Vodou, Louisiana Voodoo, Folk Catholicism|
|Attributes||Black tailcoat and top hat, cane, cigar, dark glasses|
|Patronage||Death, obscenity, lust, sexuality|
Baron La Croix (French for "Baron The Cross"), or Bawon Lakwa in Haitian Creole, is one of the Guédé, a Loa of the dead and sexuality, along with Baron Samedi and Baron Cimetière in Vodou. He is syncretized with Saint Expeditus.
Baron La Croix is often seen wearing a black tailcoat and carrying an elaborate cane. He is the ultimate suave and sophisticated spirit of Death - quite cultured and debonair. He has an existential philosophy about death, finding death's reason for being both humorous and absurd. Baron La Croix is the extreme expression of individuality, and offers to you the reminder of delighting in life's pleasures.
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