Objects & Places from Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn

Karen McCarthy Brown
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The cross - This, in deference to Gede, refers to the crossroads and is the central symbol of his iconology. He stands at the point where the land of the living intersects with the land of the dead.

The Mirror - In Vodou it is believed that certain spirits live on the back side of this surface of the water. These are also one way to tap the wisdom of the ancients.

Ason - This is a sacred beaded spirit rattle made from a gourd, used by manbo to leverage the spirit world.

Pwen - This word in the context of Vodou means 'point' and refers to a charm or a talisman.

Po-tet - This is literally a 'head pot.' It is the most important product of Vodou initiation rituals.

Haiti - This is the Caribbean country where Mama Lola was born.

New York - This...

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