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Goddess of life, death, justice, motherhood, fertility, cemeteries, crosses, gravestones, women, souls of deceased relatives, obscenities, passion
|Member of Ghede|
Veve for Maman Brigitte
|Other names||Grandma Brigitte, Manman, Maman Brijit, Grann (or Gran) Brigitte, Brigitte, Manman Brijit|
|Animals||Black rooster, horse|
|Symbol||Rum, hot peppers, fire, gravestones, crosses|
|Tree||Elm, weeping willow|
|Color||Purple, black, green|
|Offspring||Ghede Nibo (adopted)|
|Christian equivalent||Brigid of Kildare |
Maman Brigitte (English: Mother Brigitte) also written Gran Brigitte, Grann Brigitte, Manman, Manman Brigit, and Maman Brijit, is a death loa and the consort of Baron Samedi in Haitian Vodou. She drinks rum infused with hot peppers and is symbolized by a black rooster. Like Samedi and the Ghede, she is foul-mouthed. She is also the adoptive mother of Ghede Nibo.
As happened under the persecution of slavery in Haiti and the Americas, Maman Brigitte has been syncretized and represented by various saints - usually those depicted with fire or snakes - including Brigid of Kildare and Mary Magdalene.
Inspired by many Irish myths and legends, Maman Brigitte originates from Ireland, and is the only white Loa as compared to others Gods which originated from Africa. Maman Brigitte is Goddess of Death who cares for dead more than they were ever loved while living. She wanted to send a message that not to forget the dead, Brigitte always respects those who respects the dead. Being a mother, she helps lost souls and spirits that are trapped and help them setting free from mystic waters
- "The Ancestral Lwa - Baron, Maman Brigitte, And The Lwa Ghede", Meta Religion.
- "Maman Brigitte: The Vodou Loa of Death", Strangilla.
- Laënnec Hurbon, Voodoo: Search for the Spirit, "Abrams Discoveries" series. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (1995)
- Shannon R. Turlington, The Complete Idiot's Guide To Voodoo. Alpha Books. (2001)
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