Mademoiselle Charlotte

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Mademoiselle Charlotte is a loa who manifests with the commonly perceived personality traits of a white woman in Haitian Vodou.[1] Appearances in Voodoo ceremonies are rare,[1] possibly as a result of her non-African origin.[1] According to tradition, both Mademoiselle Charlotte and Dinclinsin came to Haiti with the colonists, and only began appearing in ceremonies at that time.[1]

Mademoiselle Charlotte prefers the strict observance of all the niceties of ritual protocol.[1] She generally speaks French,[1] and will grant the ability to speak that language to a "horse" with no knowledge of it during the time in which she manifests.[1] Mademoiselle Charlotte is served in a manner similar to that of Erzulie.[1] She enjoys sweet rose-, blue-, white- or cream-colored beverages, water sweetened with syrup, any type of non-alcoholic liqueurs, clairin, and acassan (a drink consisting of boiled cornmeal sweetened with highly refined cane juice).[1] She prefers the tender meat of young chickens as her ritual food offering.[1] Her colour is rose.[1] Her services are difficult to obtain, as she only works for people to whom she takes a fancy.[1]\

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Rigaud, Milo. Secrets of Voodoo, City Lights Books, Jun 1, 1985, pp. 77–78. ISBN 0-87286-171-6