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Veve for Maman Brigitte
|Venerated in||Haitian Vodou, Folk Catholicism|
|Attributes||Black rooster, fire, hot peppers, rum, elm, weeping willow, crosses, horse|
|Patronage||Death, gravestones, cemeteries, obscenities, passion, souls of deceased relatives, justice, fertility, women|
Maman Brigitte (English: Mother Brigitte) also written Grann Brigitte, Manman, Manman Brigit, Manman Brijit is a death loa and the wife of Baron Samedi in Vodou. She drinks rum infused with hot peppers and is symbolized by a black rooster. Like Baron and the Ghede, she uses obscenities.
She protects gravestones in cemeteries if they are properly marked with a cross.
- "The Ancestral Lwa - Baron, Maman Brigitte, And The Lwa Ghede", Meta Religion.
- Max Sparber, "Irish-American Halloween: Irish Voodoo", The Happy Hooligan, 20 October 2014.
- Laennec 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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