“Ogoun, Ogoun, Ogoun Red Eyes!”

Haitian Vodou spirit Ogoun Red Eyes. Oil colour on canvas sheet. Copyright c.2013

Haitian Vodou spirit Ogoun Red Eyes. Oil colour on canvas sheet. Copyright c.2013

 

Ogoun Red Eyes is a healer, powerful magick worker and always ready for battle! Ogoun,  a lwa of the Nago Nation in many of his aspects is a soldier, a warrior, a big and brave man that will fight to the death for what he believes in! He is fierce and protective of all his children and those who serve him. He carries the mighty machete, which is his weapon of choice, a no nonsense knife that speaks volumes for itself!!! He is served with Red and Blue, and in possession he is known to greet those around him with a firm handshake.

Here is a lovely song for Ogou created by Houngan Kristian Moe and Monsieur Gerard a member of his house, taken from Houngan Kristian’s website VodouSongs.com:

In Haitian  Kreyol:                                                                                                                                                                                               “Ou gen machete, Ogun o Ou gen machete, Papa Ogou O Ou pa bezwen kle pou ouvre barye a Ou pa bezwen kle pou ouvre port la Avec force ou, Ogou O Avec force ou e, Papa Ogou O Ou pa bezwen kle pou ouvre barye a Ou pa bezwen kle pou ouvre port la Avec force ou, Ogou O Avec force ou e, se petit mwen ye Papa Ogou O, ouvre barye a papa Ogou O, ouvre port yo!”

In English:

“You have the machete, Ogou O You have the machete, Papa Ogou O You don’t need the key to open the gate You don’t need the key to open the door It’s your power, Ogou O It’s your power e, Papa Ogou O You don’t need the key to open the gate You don’t need the key to open the door It’s your power, Ogou O It’s your power e, I am your child Papa Ogou O, open the gate Papa Ogou O, open the doors!”

http://www.vodousongs.com/song/1

About ErzulieRedEyesArtandSpirit

I love art, I enjoy oil painting and drawing anything I wish. Vodou is my faith and I enjoy creating artistic images of the lwa and spiritual subjects. I also paint and draw other subjects when I'm inspired! When i'm not painting and drawing I enjoy dancing, and spending time with my family. My favorite medium is Oil but I also love to work with graphite pencil, pastels, pen and ink.
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7 Responses to “Ogoun, Ogoun, Ogoun Red Eyes!”

  1. petchary says:

    I will have to look up the song. Beautiful words (and beautiful painting too!) Happy New Year!

  2. rumpydog says:

    A healer and protector. What types of healing is Ogoun known for?

    Happy New Year my friend!

    • Hi Rumpy! Yes the lwa are able to heal and protect!! Ogoun Red Eyes can heal spiritually, like a cleansing of bad luck, curses, etc. And then some people may ask for healing because they are physically ill. The spirits don’t replace medical doctors though! lol Happy new year!!

  3. Morrighan says:

    hi there! i have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! http://wp.me/p2GxHb-1bt

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