The Ancestor"s Blessings
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PaPa - Yilly Bey ( Bawon Criminal )
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Welcome " Yillie Bey " new fam. Zangbeto
Category: Religion and Philosophy
We welcome mi bro. " Yilly Bey ' who jus turned " Egun ",his new assignment on dis plane is to
be Fam. " Zangbeto" ( Bawon Kriminel ", our lawer - judge ,he works for money . approach him with respect . He's here for
service , Honor .
Kriminel is indeed one of the aspects of the Baron - he's the one who collects the debts before Fet
Gede - November 2nd. This is the Vodou day of the dead and new year, by which time all debts to the loa must be paid. If you've
performed magic under the auspices of the Baron and his family during the year it's a good idea to make service on or before
Fet Gede, because being a debtor to these loa is a bad idea ;-)
The Gede also spelled Ghede or Guede, as has been
explained above, are the spirits of death and sexuality. They're protectors of children, too. As ancestral spirits who hear
both the living and the dead, they know things; as a result they can be counted upon for accurate if sometimes brutally
honest advice. They're gregarious, talkative, paternal, have a filthy sense of humour, can swear like Marine Corps drill sergeants,
and have HUGE appetites. I work with Baron Samedi a lot, and it's always an unforgettable experience :-)
may call on Baron for any number of reasons. These might include general advice, healing, family troubles or problems with
conceiving children. As a death deity, he undoubtedly has a darker side, especially for magical purposes that have to do with
bringing justice on those who have wronged you. Baron is, amongst other things, a judge. Baron Samedi's wife Maman Brigitte
is often thought of as a lawyer... no wonder some people are scared of Vodou! ;-)
On Baron Kriminel's altars you might
find objects such as pictures of St Gerard or St Martin de Porres, lengths of fabric in black, white or purple along with
candles in these colours, a top hat, a pack of cards, money, cigarettes, skeletal images, and food offerings such as rum,
coffee, bread and corn.
Let me know if I can be of any more help!
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The role of a "Gede " is to learn all they can of the ancestor knowledge
and to pass it on.