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!Even 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, who is learning his boundries. Rather our favorite aged wizardry example here is who opens the doors of understanding for wethepos!
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.
Veve of Papa Legba
|Venerated in||Haitian Vodou, Folk Catholicism|
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…..read more)
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