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Spirit World of Dominican VuduVODOUN – 21 NATIONS UNDER GOD SANCE TRADITION

From thebestlovespell, 2013 [Edited]

Contrary to popular belief the first Africans to set foot on Puerto Rico or the Americas for that matter where free men. Even as late as 150, a West African man who was the son of a Yoruba King and later baptized “Juan Garrido” was an African Conquistador who worked for Juan Ponce de Leon, “Puerto Rico’s first Governor” and was the first African man to set foot on Puerto Rican soil after the European ‘conquest’ and almost 100 years prior to the first Africans caught in the European slavery system to be taken to the United States “Jamestown 1607”.  Another African man, called Pedro Mejías, was married to the last Cacica Chief of Puerto Rico, Yuiza who like Pedro Mejias, was baptized a Catholic and renamed “Luisa” in order for both to be legally wed under Spanish law. Like the Dominican Anacaona in the Agua Dulce Division, Yuiza was the last female Cacica “Chief” to then become part of the Spirits venerated in Puerto Rican Sance.

Like the European enslavers, the African people came from different societies and tribes, each having their own dialect, language and culture. Haitian Vodou or Voudun consists of 21 Nations or Nasyons of Lwa – what Dominicans call los Loases or Misterios de La 21 Divisiones (also known as Budű or Vudű Dominicano.) Continue reading

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J-N of African and African Originated Deities

Earth MotherAfrican and African Originated Deities

=== JJJ ===

Jaguruba (m) – River Gods – Kakwa of Sudan – Parents of the malevolent Ngulete

Jakar, Kar (m) – Sky God – Nuer of Sudan – Gaarwar ancestor

Jakuta – pre-incarnation of Shango – Yoruba of Nigeria

Jean Petro (m) – Leader of group of strong and violent Petro Loa – Vodoun of Haiti – deification of Don Pedro

Jeki la Njambe (m) – the son of God, Batanga, Duala, Malimba, Pongo of Cameroon

Jok, Lubanga – Supreme Being – Acholi, Lango of Uganda – omnipresent but distant

Jok (-) – Spirits of the dead – Dinka of Sudan

Juok, Jwok (-) – Supreme Being, Creator God – Anauk, Jo Luo, Shilluk of Sudan

Juon, Juong – Supreme and Creator God – Burun, Meban of Sudan – the Potter

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[]Kagen – Trickster God – San of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

[]Kai []Kini – Fire God – []Kung of Namibia – Owner of Doro (fire) Continue reading

E-I of African and African Originated Deities

Earth MotherAfrican and African Originated Deities

=== EEE ===

Ebele – Hunter God, former King of Ohumbele – Igbo of Nigeria

Egbe, Egbe Orun – the “heavenly gang” or collective Spirit of various beings (from other planets) living in the Orun, in charge of still waters – Yoruba – they work closely with the Egungun

Egungun – the collective spirit of the ancestors – Yoruba of Nigeria – also: the children of Oya

Ekineba – Mythic being able to visit the gods – Kalabari of Nigeria

Ekwensu – Trickster God of testing, bargaining, cunning and negotiation – Igbo of Nigeria

Elegua, Papa Legba – God of Death, the gatekeeper, guardian of crossroads and doorways – Haiti Vodou and Yoruba of Nigeria

Enkai – God of fertility, maker of rain, Mediator between God and men – Masia of Kenya – wife Olapa, the Moon [may also be Neiterkob (See Netcher Keb/Kab/Geb of Kemet)]

Epilipili – the Creator God – Efe of Congo – has characteristics of the first ancestor and hero Aporofandza

Erinle, Inle (m) – God of health and medicine in general – Yoruba of Nigeria

Erzulie, Erzulie Freda (f) – Goddess of Love, Beauty, Dreams and Creativity, former Sea Goddess – Haitian and Dominican Vodoun, Dahomean in origin – female energy of Legba, but husbands Damballah, Ogoun and Agwe, syncretized with Virgin Mary Continue reading

Nana Buluku

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Anana Buluku, Nana Buluku, Buluku

As millions of West Africans were captured and enslaved during the colonial era – taken to the Americas to work on sugarcane, cotton and tobacco plantations – they brought with them their own religion. The Gods and deities prayed to included Nana Buluku.

Nana Buluku, Nana Buruku, Nana Buku or Nanan-bouclou, is the female Supreme Being in the West African traditional religion of the Fon people (Benin, Dahomey), the Akan people (Ghana) and the Ewe people (Togo). She is called the Nana Bukuu among the Yoruba people.

She is celebrated as Nanã in Candomblé Jejé and as Nana Burukú in Candomblé Ketu, where she is pictured as a very old woman, older than creation itself. She is found in French, Dutch and British West Indies in particular, such as among the African-Caribbean communities of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, Trinidad, Martinique, Haiti and other Caribbean islands. Continue reading

Cauchemar – The Night Visitor

Le Cauchemar - Museum AugustineContemporary Cauchemar: Experience, Belief, Prevention
By Katherine Roberts

Perhaps you’ve experienced the sensation-while awakening or falling asleep-of not being able to move. You discover that your body is paralyzed. Although you may try to call out, the sound remains locked in your throat. Meanwhile, your mind is clamoring to know what’s going on.

“Sleep Paralysis” American Medical Association Guide to Better Sleep, l984.

In modern French, the word cauchemar has come to mean nightmare. Le Petit Robert Dictionnaire de la Langue Française gives a brief etymology of the word, tracing its roots back to 1564 when it was written quauquemaire. The verb cauquer comes from the Picard dialect in northeastern France, Continue reading

B-D of African and African Originated Deities

Earth MotherAfrican and African Originated Deities

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Baatsi (m) – Creator God – Efe of Congo

Balewa Yola – Fulani of Nigeria

Babalu Aye (m) – Earth God and God of healing and disease – Orisha of Brazil, originated in West Africa – also called Shanpana / Shakpana / Sopana, also Saint Lazarus of Dives

Bade (m): Loa of the wind – Vodou of Haiti

Bail (m) – Supreme God, giver of life – Dilling of Sudan – using the Arro in the next world to perform his work in the world of the humans

Bakulu (m) and Bakala (f):  Loa of the woods – Vodou of Haiti – also deemed Loa of ruin and misfortune

Buluku, Nana Buluku, Anana Buluku (f): Cosmic Creator Goddess, great grandmother of all the Orisha Vodoun – Mother of cosmic twins Mawu (Moon Goddess) and Lisa (Sun God), the first man and woman

Banga – God of clear waters – Ngbandi of northern Zaire

Baron Del Cementerio (m) – Loa of death – Vodou of Dominican Republic [See Baron Samedi]

Baron Samedi (m): Ghede Loa, keeper of the cemetery and primary contact with the dead – Vodou of Haiti – wife Maman Brigitte [See Ghede] Continue reading

A-A of African and African Originated Deities

Earth MotherAfrican and African Originated Gods and Deities

Until you remember to honor your ancestors, you will continue on the path of self destruction your enemies have planted for you.

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Abasi (m) –  Creator God – Efik of Nigeria – wife Atai

Abasi (m) – Messenger God – Anang of Nigeria

Abasi Ibom, Abassi Enyong – Ibibio of Nigeria

Abewera (f) – Primordial woman – Akan Ashanti of Ghana

Abonsam (m) – Spirit of Accidents and Disease – West Africa

Abora (m) – Creator God of the heavens – the Canary Island of Palma

Abradi (m) – Creator God – Ama and Nyimang of Sudan

Abua (m) – first man on earth – Abua of Nigeria – wife Egule (first woman), children Otabak (water), Amogan (hunt) and Akpede (medicine)

Abuk, Abuku (f) – first woman, after death merged with Ayidawedo into fertility Goddess – Fon of Benin and Dinka of Sudan – husband Garang (first man) Continue reading

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