Papa Legba was the Greatest Wizard?

We find the many faced guide of aged wisdom in various well known forms.The Knower, the Giver, the Shaman, the Guru, the Wizard, and the Magician! In the end they are one in the same root thing, wisdom from many journeys, and a full life!the-magician-tarot-card-vector-1167586Even tho Loki was seen as The Greatest Magician of Valhalla, he is not an aged wise magician, if anything he is the immature trouble causing young magician, trumps01-Lokiwho is learning his boundries. Rather our favorite aged wizardry example here is who opens the doors of understanding for wethepos!d56c359fd1e0ba2b777f045245f4eb21--papa-legba-candle-labels

Papa Legba

Papa Legba is a loa in Haitian Vodou, who serves as the intermediary between the loa and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives (or denies) permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee, and is believed to speak all human languages. In Haiti, he is the great elocutioner. Legba facilitates communication, speech, and understanding.

Papa Legba

Veve of Papa Legba
Venerated in Haitian VodouFolk Catholicism

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(The Beginner’s Guide to Papa Legba, Keeper of the Crossroads

Papa Legba is perhaps the best-known Voodoo spirit outside of the religion. If you’ve watched American Horror Story, banish all thoughts of their representation from your mind! Suffice it to say, it was wrong.

I’ve talked about Papa Legba before in relation to the crossroads. But it seemed apt to close my Voodoo month with this powerful loa. He’s invoked at the open and close of every ceremony. So here he is, with his own article.

Many Voodoo/Vodou spirits find their counterparts in Christian theology. Papa Legba acts as the equivalent of St Peter, St Lazarus, and St Anthony of Padua. In African religions, he’s the guardian of the crossroads. In both Vodou (Haiti) and Voodoo (Louisiana), he works between the spirit world and the living. Some believe he speaks all human languages. As a figure in charge of communication with spirits, he guards the door to the spirit world… more)

Here is a Charity that we believe honors Papa legba because he loves dogs!


A composite graphic that features the GDB logo in the top left corner; a photo of GDB grad Linda Grice with her black Lab guide dog Yukari; and an inset image of the 2018-2019 Guide Dogs for the Blind Calendar.

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