BY Farida Dawkins, 12:05pm September 19, 2018,

6 sacred spirits most revered by Haitian and African Voodoo believers

6 sacred spirits most revered by Haitian and African Voodoo believers

Illustration of Ghede…Aisha Ullah

Ghede

The Ghede loa are spirits of the deceased that represent death and fertility. They are also called the Gede or Guédé.

They are controlled by La Croix, Samedi, Cimitière, Kriminel and Maman Brigitte.

The Ghede have eclectic personalities such as being sensual, fearless, and boisterous.

When they are combined with additional family members, they can be loud and bad-mannered.

Their customary colors are black and purple.  The Ghede are known to appear when summoned through outrageous acts such as eating glass and raw chillis and anointing their private areas with chilli rum.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: September 19, 2018

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