Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn - Chapter 8 - Ezili Summary & Analysis

Karen McCarthy Brown
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This chapter is about the female spirits who belong to the grouping known as Ezili. Specifically, they are Ezili Danto, Ezili Freda and Lasyrenn. Each of these spirits exist in close relation to one another and, when considered as a group, are able to quite accurately paint a portrait of the Haitian woman and the circumstances in which they exist. Ezili Danto is the mother, the one who bears the children. She is tough and strict and sometimes very violent. She goes absolutely wildly out of control at the sight of blood, and therefore must be kept away from it. She is the 'wonder woman' of the female spirits, capable of great force and a very effective protector. Ezili Freda is a white woman. She loves fine clothes and jewelry and French perfume. She is fancy, glamorous and in ceremonies is...

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