Maman Brigitte (English: Mother Brigitte) also written as Manman Brigitte and also known by Gran Brigitte, Grann Brigitte, Manman, Manman Brigit, and Maman Brijit is a death loa (or lwa) and the consort of Baron Samedi in Haitian Vodou. She drinks rum infused with hot peppers and is symbolized by a black rooster. Like Samedi and the Guede, she is foul-mouthed. She is also the adoptive mother of Guede Nibo.
Goddess of life, death, justice, motherhood, fertility, cemeteries, crosses, gravestones, women, souls of deceased relatives, obscenities, passion
|Member of Guede|
|Other names||Grandma Brigitte, Manman, Maman Brijit, Grann (or Gran) Brigitte, Brigitte, Manman Brijit|
|Animals||Black rooster, horse|
|Symbol||Rum, hot peppers, fire, gravestones, crosses|
|Tree||Elm, weeping willow|
|Color||Purple, black, green|
|Offspring||Guede Nibo (adopted)|
|Christian equivalent||Brigid of Kildare |
Due to the religious persecution of slaves in Haiti and the Americas, Manman Brijit has been syncretized and represented by various saints, usually those depicted with fire or snakes, including Brigid of Kildare and Mary Magdalene, although she is usually syncretized with Saint Brigid.
- Torres, Rafael Agustí. "Loas y Vèvès del Vudú", pp. 30-31 (in Spanish)
- "The Ancestral Lwa - Baron, Maman Brigitte, And The Lwa Ghede", Meta Religion.
- Ward, Jesmyn. Sing, Unburied, Sing.