Ghede In Voodoo Mythology
Ironically, Ghede is also recognized as the Lord of Life. He sustains people's lives and oversees their reproduction. He also has the power to bring back the dead through resurrection. Aside from being the God of Death and Life, Ghede is also the God of Love. No one can control Ghede's followers but himself. The Voodoo spirit masters, who are also called the Hougans, do not have power over Ghede.
The God of Death is known by a few names such as Papa Gede, Baron Samedi and Bawon Samedi. The colors black, purple and white are associated with Ghede, as well as the symbols of black cross, skull, shovel, and mirrored sunglasses. Hot peppers with kleren are another item linked to Ghede, who is often described as a trickster but a wise counselor and healer.
Baron is the boss of Ghede, while Grand Brigette is the mother of Gedes. The clan is depicted as figures donning black and purple dresses that are lot like Masonic uniforms. They wear sunglasses to adjust to the brightness above ground.
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