Baron La Croix

Baron La Croix (Haitian Creole: Bawon Lakwa), is one of the Guédé, a loa of the dead and sexuality,[1] along with Baron Samedi and Baron Cimetière in Vodou. He is syncretized with Saint Expeditus.

Baron La Croix
Loa of Death
Venerated inHaitian Vodou, Louisiana Voodoo, Folk Catholicism
AttributesBlack tailcoat and top hat, cane, cigar, dark glasses
PatronageDeath, obscenity, lust, sexuality


Baron La Croix is often seen wearing a black tailcoat and carrying an elaborate cane. He is the ultimate suave and sophisticated spirit of death - quite cultured and debonair. He has an existential philosophy about death, finding death's reason for being both humorous and absurd. Baron La Croix is the extreme expression of individuality and offers the reminder of delighting in life's pleasures.[1]


  1. ^ a b Torres, Rafael Agustí. "Loas y Vèvès del Vudú", p. 15 (in Spanish)