A baby elephant feeding egrets
FIGURES OF LORE | maman brigitte, haitian voodoo
In Vodou [ or Voodoo ], Maman Brigitte (Grann Brigitte, Manman, Manman Brigit, Manman Brijit) is a death loa, the wife of Baron Samedi. She drinks rum infused with hot peppers and is symbolized by a black rooster. Like Baron and the Ghede, she uses obscenities.
She protects gravestones in cemeteries if they are properly marked with a cross.
A New World loa, Maman Brigitte is syncretized with the Irish Saint Brigid, who is associated with fire.
Our sixth giant panda cub, Xiao Liwu (aka Mr. Wu), celebrated his second birthday with an elaborate ice cake and tasty treats.
(Source: Flickr / sdzooglobal)
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