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24873: Moore (ask) Tou-Guédé
Jordana Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In reading Alfred Metraux's book ("Voodoo in Haiti"), I came across a
reference to someone named "Tou-Guede."
It is in a description of a ceremony, where the practitioner says: "By
thy will Good Lord, Saints and Dead, by the power of Papa Brisé,
Monsieur Agirualinsu, Monsieur Guédé-nuvavu, Tou-Guédé, I ask you for
the life of that man there...." (page 279, in the section "Magic and
I am wondering if anyone on this listserv can help me figure out if the
"Tou" of Tou-Guede mentioned here might have any reference to Toussaint
Louverture? If so, how/why would Toussaint might be brought together in
a lwa? And why would it be Gede?
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign