Traditional Haitian vodou song for the lwa Ezili Freda In Kreyol and English: In Haitian Kreyol: “Ezili O Kay la mande oze, Ezili O Kay la mande oze, Ezili O Kay la mande oze, Si nen pwen dlo, oze lavek loksyon.” In English: “Ezili O, the house needs sprinkling,
Ezili O, the house needs sprinkling, Ezili O, the house needs sprinkling, If there is no water, sprinkle lotion!”
French Ultramarine Blue is the most beautiful blue in the world! For me, a nice blood-red or a deep blue is the colour of love. Many people think Love is wishy wash, airy fairy nonsense. Its phony, unreal, rare or next to impossible to obtain in this world. There is a lot of hatred, pain and suffering in this world but true love does exist and persists through all evil. In Vodou Ezili Freda Dahomey is often called the “Love goddess” but any of the lwa can bring you love, luck, whatever you need assistance with in life, they are there! I won’t knock the title from her though, through spellwork she has brought me a lot of joy, happiness and I have met some really cool people because of her! She can treat females like her rivals, ruin and wreck relationships because of her tendency to be jealous of women. Still she is a sweet and loving spirit to all who serve her and petition for her help. Men are treated like kings by her, If you are a man, Freda will shower you with all her love and affection, you will be spoiled rotten with her attention. Her sacred colours are pink and white, the perfect hues for the pampered princess that she is! Her offerings are never cheap she wants only the best of everything and she never enters a peristyle unless the entire house is super clean! When it comes to a marriage to this lwa she is popular with all men including gay males. The man who marries her is a lucky man, he will have all of her love, protection and blessings. In my painting for Freda, she has 3 pink roses at her chest symbolizing the 3 rings she wears for her mates. She wears 3 gold wedding rings for her husbands, Dambala Wedo, Met Agwe Tawoyo, and Ogoun Feray. Ogoun is a husband of Freda’s and he is a lwa who is also often popularly called upon to bring love and romance as well. The big strong Nago warrior has a heart of gold and he knows what women want, he is a true ladies’ man of the vodou pantheon. When Freda possesses a vodouisant she will greet everyone with her pinkies and you will shake her pinky fingers. It’s very cute and coquettish, she will hug and kiss all of the men. No matter what you serve her with or how many gifts she receives, Freda will often cry during vodou ceremonies because material things never amount to what she really desires and wants in her heart. I can sympathize with this, I’m sure many other people can as well. Sometimes even when we are spoiled or we spoil ourselves it never adds up to what’s missing inside. But no food or present or pretty little thing can ever really replace the fulfillment of true love. When you find real love, grab it and hold on tight and never let it go!!