Marinette Bois Sèch (ayisyen drapo vodou) Marinette Bois sech (drapeau vaudou haïtien) Marinette SECH Bois (bandera vudú haitiano)
Voodoo flag (silk, beads)
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Caribbean Area ( lcsh ) Voodoo flags ( lcsh ) Loa (Spirits) ( lcsh )
Marinette Bois Sèch, a loas or god of Haitian voodoo, is dangerous, violent, and unpredictable. Her ceremonies, known as Bizango, take place are around a bonfire into which are thrown salt and gasoline. She has the authority over all werewolves. She is often depicted with her hands crooked. She has a scratchy voice. Offerings to her, a black hen or goat sacrificed alive and on fire, reflect her cruelty. During Bizango's late night ceremomy, Marinette Bois Sèch walks barefoot over fire. She is the wife of Ti Jean Dantor, cousin of Erzulie Dantor.
Item in private collection (Cambridge, United Kingdom).
Private collection (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
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