October 28, 2014 Obara Meji 145Comment

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On the post African spirituality, I used a picture of a deity called Erzulie Dantor, she is an Haitian loa/deity. I personally have a relationship with her and has helped me a lot in  the past. She is a defender and a fierce warrior, she is real people and I love her.

I posted this article which I found on the internet about her, it is one way of honoring her. Erzulie Dantor’s picture and statue can be found in the Vatican, called by another name with the pope kissing her feet and bowing to her, why is this? The picture for the post is her veve, her seal/symbol! I will tell you a story about her later and how she has helped me in the past! The Erzulie’s are a family of water spirit.

That is Danto, we call her Zilla! lol

Mambo Ezili Danto (aka Erzulie Dantor)

Our Mama Ezili Danto Honor and Respect to HerMama Mambo Ezili Danto – Haitian Vodou Petro Lwa

Ezili Dantor (pronounced eh-zee-lee Dahn-tor) is by far one of the most popular female Petro Lwa. She can be a tough lady, a little wild, but before all she is a mother. She is the most perfect mother one could wish to have.

Dantor is a mother who watches and cares for her children very much. She can be a disciplinarian, as she does not and will not tolerate children behaving badly. She will defend her children and family until the very end. Dantor will also help a person for very little sacrifice on their part.

Dantor is served with the Image of Mater Salvatoris, sometimes also known as Santa Barbara Africana, which is the image you see on the top left hand corner of this page. She is also associated with other Madonnas who hold a child such as Our Lady of Mount Carmel andOur Lady of Czestochowa. Other images include Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Danto is also considered a protector of children. As naturally as a mother would protect her own, Mama Danto will always go to extremes to ensure the safety of her children. She will stop everything she is in the process of doing in order to go to her child’s aid. She will always be featured with her child in any image. The daughter most frequently seen in her arms is known as “Anais“. Ti Jean Petwo is also Danto’s son, yet he isalso her favorite lover.

Anais often serves as Ezili Danto’s translator andinterpreter. She relays messages sent to Danto, thus she is often addressed when speaking to Danto. Danto isalso the mother of a few sets of the Marassa herself. Some will say that Mama Danto has seven children.

Seven Stabs

Ezili Dantor, Djab O!

Dantor can be wild, aggressive, and difficult to control. She is considered a “hot” spirit. For these reasons, one will at times hear her referred to as a djab. She is a country woman, independent and strong.

A popular song is:

Set koud kouto, set koud pwenyad
Prete’m dedin a pou m’al vomi sang mwen
Sang ape koule

English:
Seven stabs of the knife, seven stabs of the sword
Hand me that basin, I am going to vomit blood
the blood runs down

Dantor is that strong, she is able to sustain seven stabs and still hold a basin and vomit blood. Although she vomits blood, she continues on. To an uneducated view, this looks like a song describing defeat. In actuality, it demonstrates the strength and power of this spirit. Sometimes Dantor will actually vomit blood while in the head of a possessed person.

Another:

Jou ma’ koule
Jou ma’ koule
Jou ma’ koule
Map vomi sang mwen bay yo

English:

The day I am run down
The day I am run down
The day I am run down
I will vomit my blood and give it to them

 

 

 

 

 

In other words, even the day I am defeated I will still punish them. Dantor handing a basin of blood to someone is not positive. It usually shows Dantor’s distaste with the individual. She is mad and will punish him/her. One does not want to be punished by Dantor! Dantor is also associated with heavy rains that destroy things in its path. Dantor is sometimes referred to as Ezili Zye Wouj orEzili Red Eyes. The fact is that this is a separate spirit, yet she walks so closely with Dantor that some consider it to be Dantor extremely mad. Ezili Zye Wouj does talk yet can be difficult to understand. The eyes of someone possessed by this spirit will usually become extremely red in a matter of seconds. This is considered a very dangerous spirit. Sometimes people confuse the many Ezilis together. Dantor is a spirit that is separate from the others. Dantor has many sister spirits that walk with her, like most Lwa. Some of these are known as Ezili Ke Nwe or Ezili of the Black Heart, who spits black liquid when riding someone’s head. Ezili Mapyang, Balyan, andMambo Zila are a few others. There is a long time rivalry between Ezili Dantor and Ezili Freda. They are sisters and just cannot stand each other. Like many sisters in real life, there is powerful jealousy between them. As the story goes, Dantor and Freda were both courting a particular Ogou Lwa. Over this man they fought and never reconciled. During this battle, Dantor took her dagger, which she always carries with her, and stabbed Freda in the heart. One can see evidence of this in Freda’s saint image. A gold dagger is seen coming out from her heart. Freda, in turn,removed the dagger and cut Dantor’s face, scarring her. Thus you will see scars on the Santa Barbara Africana image. Although there are only two marks, these marks are often called “twa mak” or three marks. Facial scarring of exactly that variety can point to Dantor’s African roots, where such facial scarring is common. Danto in History Mambo Ezili Danto is known to have played a huge role in the history of Haiti, mother of the country Mambo Ezili Danto is mute and deaf (thus Anais serving as her interpreter). The reason she is mute goes back a ways to the time of the Haitian revolution. Before the revolution, Mambo Marinette became possessed by Ezili Danto in a ceremony. A black pig was sacrificed to Ezili Danto. The location of the ceremony is famous, known as Bwa Kaiman or Alligator woods. A pact was written with the pig’s blood, thus commencing the slave’s revolt. Mambo Marinette was the priestess that underwent that possession. She is now served as a Lwa, one who is very connected to Danto. Thirteen years after the ceremony, the slaves declared victory and formed the Republic of Haiti. Sometime during these battles, Ezili Danto decided to join her people in war. Her people feared that she would give away their secrets should she be captured, so – her own peoplecut out her tongue rendering her mute. Now Ezili Danto only utters a “ke-ke-ke” or a “de-de-de”. The sound of her tongue clicking on the roof of her mouth. Ezili Dantor dollEzili Danto loves dolls. People often give her dolls as gifts. This doll – of Danto with her child – “speaks”
Erzulie Dantor service of offerings, Vodou Service to Ezili Danto

Serving Mama Dantor

Mambo Dantor, or Mama Danto as I refer to her, is a wonderful Petro Lwa whom – as I mentioned before – usually requires little in return for blessings. She can be seen featured on peristyle walls all over Haiti, on Vodouisants’ personal altars, and may even have aroom built just for her. She works hard and fast for her children, and looks for the best solution to help them.

Ezili Dantor is served, like the rest of the Petros, onTuesday. On this day, many of my children will perfumeher area and light candles for her. This is the best day to wear her colors and sing for her if you plan to serve her.

Danto is served with Navy blue and blood red. Some will also serve her with more colors, sometimes seven or even twenty one colors. You can see the reason why she is served with these colors if you pay attention to the image of Mater Salvatoris (sometimes referred to as Santa Barbara Africana). She wears a robe of red and blue with a golden border.

Danto enjoys Reve D’oir perfume, which unfortunately isn’t most readily available in the United States. If one cannot get a bottle of Reve D’oir, I usually suggest a bottle of a nice musky scent, or a unisex cologne. She also loves Florida water, which she often drinks.

She also drinks red wine which is steeped with certain herbs. She is the patron of Kanzo pakets and theQueen of Sanpwel, thus she is also sometimes offeredkleren, which may or may not be steeped in her sacredherbs. Certain beers may also be offered to her. Creme de Cacao can also be offered to Dantor, but only at certain times and in certain instances.

She enjoys daggers, preferably with a double edge.Silver jewelry and necklaces, silver rings with a red orblue stone. Dolls are an ever popular gift to her, and an altar to Dantor may feature many, many dolls. Outfits made of blue denim, known as Karabel in Haiti, are worn by Danto especially when she goes out selling in the market.

As far as sacrifices, Dantor enjoys a black female Kreyol pig. She eats roasted pork, griyon in Kreyol, along with the other main staples for the Lwa. Rice with kongo peas, sweet potatoes, and yams are a few of her favorite additions to her meals. Dantor also receivesblack hens, but these are more often used in magic on her point or as a small payment for work or a contract.

She is known to be a wise businesswoman. She sells pigs in the market and is very successful in providing everything she and her children need. She can help you obtain new opportunities in business, success, and luck. Although she isn’t rich, Dantor will bestow her sevite with opportunities to succeed.

She smokes strong cigarettes, strong dark filterless cigarettes, and sometimes cigars. She can eat in the enamel kivets (bowls) as is usual with the Petro mysteries but she can also be served with a Kwi(calabash bowl).

She is feasted on the following days:

July 16th- Saut D’Eau – Our Lady Mount Carmel

August 15th- Assumption

Sometimes, on Christmas Eve

 

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kiabubblez
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Good morning Obara n TY all ES fambo deh yah a watch the videos…enjoying them. Feel to twirl an dance lol Obara is what happen when you watch them and the spirit touch yu? I like Courtney got chills n the hair stand up on my arms. Never feel frighten tho…

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Yeah! I found this article vry hlp4l.May e blessing of this special spirit be upon us and protect us 4rm e p’wr of darkness n also hlp us 2 be success4l in everything we und’take.amen! Peace be upon us!

Obara Meji
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Next week ah Zion week

Ty
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Me de yah pon mi teet next week

Courtney
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While reading this post I got goosebumps up and down my left side

Obara Meji
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Orisha are pure nature energy and are regarded as kings and queens within the universe we so not wrap head before them it is like putting on a crown before a King and queen saying we are equal

Theirs is mixed spirit/dead they must wrap their head to protect it from their energy and vibration unless they are possessed

Ty
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Cool, got it , thanks…

The last Zion video nice…

Courtney
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Hey guys and girls good night to all!

Ty
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Hey Courtney

Courtney
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Hey hunnie

Cami
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Me gone watch videos…if me nu come back. Love and Light till in the morrows.

Cami
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Obara, don’t change the post…add to it tomorrow by doing a short Encyclopedia format of who is who and them Yoruba counterparts.

Lega is Ellegbua? and the Haitians have the same red and black like Cuba? correct or nah? If me correct then red and black is universally that of Esu/ellegbua/legba?

Obara Meji
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Spirit touch yuh Courtney

Courtney
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All the time they been quiet lately….. I don’t like when the quiet then they is come with the sneak attacks lol

Ty
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Lol,

I am off to bed…sweet dreams everyone…Obara thanks for the post, I enjoyed this one…

Cami
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How Ironic: Thanks Yw! Bayyy to anyone who doubted my story of the art dealer, lol

“The darkness is ascribed to various conditions [e.g. accumulated residue from candles], of which its age is primary.”

Broschart, by contrast, opines:
the shrine was destroyed by fire, but the picture was not burned–however, the flames and smoke had darkened it and from that day it has been known as the “Black Madonna.”

Recall that Moss saw the image as Byzantine in form, dating from the Medieval period. He added: “the skin pigmentation is characteristic of this stylized portraiture.”

NuNu
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Unoo nuh si the article on the Ma’ at seh them use the secret of the mysteries for themselves and hide the knowledge from “regular folks”. Dem couldn’t duh no better wid Erzulie suh dem haffi seh a ‘damage’. My goodness

NuNu
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Lololol…candle residue mek shi black!!!!!! Oh my they could come up with a better excuse

kiabubblez
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That ish nuh even make sense to dem much less should make sense to Black people O ma se ooo!!!

Yw
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I saw a movie called escape (a Norwegian film I think) where they have a woman who they believed was a witch. They grabbed her and her daughter, tied them up and threw them into the river. The mom survived (somehow, the ropes untied…curious) and became a vicious warrior. I thought I would mention this because I was curious if it is possible that that may have to do with Osun? So much is similar in some way across the cultures and globe….

Cami
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Yw, what the movie name I like Nordic stories.

Yw
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IT name Escape or (doan laugh) Flukt. It should be on Netflix. Another…weird but curious one is Thale

Yw
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Good night, Obara Meji and all. Naw stay long wid unno but mi jus a check in for a bit. Blessings to you all: peace, love, light, and laughter. Ohh!! Good dreams too but ice cream free…or if dat work for you, work wid it. No!! Mi naw call no name….

Cami
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Ase, love and light to you too Bro.

kiabubblez
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Night bredda madilous Yw. Hey Nunu lol

NuNu
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Howdy jus as mad Kia

Yw
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Night Kia B!!! Dun know sey ah so wi have fi stay.

NuNu
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Jeesaz mercy!!!! Yw yuh couldn’t mek at least one hour pass before yuh start man! Nuh mek Cami tell yuh no gossip bout no ice cream she “mispoke”!

Yw
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Nunu mi tink ah brain freeze yuh get mek yuh shout out at the start of your sentence 🙂

kiabubblez
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Obara when u guh tell we the story of Erzulie Danto, cause its now later. Lol i is are waiting…

NuNu
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In the Maya Daren video when dem a spin di chicken, one guy was dancing only on one leg, nuh bongo dat?

Cami
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Go dey Nunns, I was thinking Bongo when I saw the 3 drummers and the drums are in different sizes.

kiabubblez
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Good night Obara Cami Ty im so glad to learning all these things that were hidden. Dem peoole bad pon di hiding a history smh i love to see the images that look like a me. toilet mouth lie isi lol him shuda burn n turn black like the paintings hehe

Cami
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yu jus a bad! lololllllllllllllllllllll

Cami
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You notice this image have 3 marks? The baby a bleach, lolol (look pon him hand to him face),lol I have no MANNERS, lol

Yw
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Mi ah dead cuasen mi notice dat to…..just as bad…

Cami
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Smart aleks thing alike..heeeehe

Ty
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Lol…

NuNu
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Cami yuh too outta orda a di heaven light a shine inna him face mek it look so “iridescent” lol

Cami
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No, lolol De fuss baby me post is all in one, dah one yah look like him mix “bad”, lol They have ones with the baby looking like 21.

kiabubblez
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Looooooool n yu kno mi guh luk!!! yu too bad Cami

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Yw
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Di baby look su-mart..

Cami
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Yu wake up? lololol

Ty
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Thanks Cami, it would not post for me…

Cami
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ME POST AN IMAGE!!!!!! WOW!

Ty
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U better than me…

Ty
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Ty
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The pic nah come up properly, click on the pic with the altar and erzulie and u see a priest a kneel before her…

Obara Meji
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Ok cami

Cami
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Ty, see it here again and that one come up under Russian Orthodox saints images.

http://www.saratogafineart.com/Panel2.JPG

Ty
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Lol…she black like a me…I love it

Obara Meji
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Any whey oonuh deh and oonuh si dem ah do bruk kings as in part two of the Lata Daren video is Osun! Dat is her dance

Ty
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Ok…good to know…some a di Jcans bad pon di brukkiins…

Obara Meji
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Grunggggg! Our lady of wha rahhhh! Wid all de cut inna har face!!!

Ty
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U see how dem move screechy…

Ty
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Likkle frigger dem a try call her by another name…our lady of czestochowa …smh

Cami
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Before me go look pon the link…go google the Russian Orthrodox church and look at their images. lol

I went to an antique show and saw a bunch of old “catholic saint” pictures and them black like me self yah. So I say to the dealer “wow, never seen dark images before” that bugger tell me is old them old and that due to Stalin wanting to burn things these were from smoke damages as well…man face favor toilet and mouth smell like one…me only go “hmmmm, interesting”, lolol

Ty
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Lol…bout old picture and statin…t

Ty
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If the Vatican and pope can prostrate to Zilla, then a who we be? Why dem love hide we secrets so much…

Cami
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Because it profitable and draw power to them.

Ty
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The veve/ seal above is fascinating…the symmetry…the artwork…

Black people talented and artistic bad…

Ty
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I also get to see that even though we were taken thousands of miles from mama Africa, taught a different language and new customs, we still have some common threads…the drums, the foot movement, dancing…I love it…thanks for introducing me to this Obara…

Ty
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The more I learn and watch these videos, I realize more and more why they had to get us to move away from nature and our culture…the power, the mystique, the love, and oneness with nature…

It makes me yearn for more….

kiabubblez
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Wow interesting…ive seen movies with sacrifices n tgey spit a black liquid.

NuNu
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The Ezili dem sound scary to mi

NuNu
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Obara do you understand the Ma’ at and the alchemy process that was in the African Spirituality article?

NuNu
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nuh the pope head back dat mi si! But wait….

Cami
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NuNu…you think you eyes a deceive you?! lolol Fear not! they see what they see, lol

Cami
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O, so far…what a violent lot? lol

“Over this man they fought and never reconciled. During this battle, Dantor took her dagger, which she always carries with her, and stabbed Freda in the heart. One can see evidence of this in Freda’s saint image. A gold dagger is seen coming out from her heart. Freda, in turn,removed the dagger and cut Dantor’s face, scarring her.”

“Dantor is that strong, she is able to sustain seven stabs and still hold a basin and vomit blood.”

Cami
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Are the Haitian Loas the one and the same as Yoruba Orishas?

Cami
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Let me answer my own question since O answered from that Benin post.

No, they aren’t the same because they use the dead in their works…Yoruba Orisha works are PURE.

Cami
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Obara, once the pact was made…was it followed through? I ask because I can’t understand how foreignors and papa doc infiltrate Haiti so.

Ty
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Thanks for posting Obara, I was actually looking her up… When I see a picture that looks more like me, I get excited…

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