Brown Mama Lola Chapter 6.2

Brown Mama Lola Chapter 6.2 - Karen McCarthy Karen McCarthy...

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Unformatted text preview: Karen McCarthy Karen McCarthy Brown Brown Mama Lola Mama Lola Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Focus of the Chapter Focus of the Chapter • Female spirits in Vodou. • Azaka (the peasant farmer spirit) has a female counterpart named Kouzinn. • Kouzinn usually appears at the Azaka birthday party but is considered a subsidiary spirit. Other Independent Vodou Other Independent Vodou Female Spirits Female Spirits 1. Ezili Danto (solitary mother spirit) 2. Ezili Freda (spirit of sensuality) Kouzinn is also a female spirit except she serves her male counterpart, the Azaka. Kouzzin Kouzzin • The spirit Kouzzin is considered to be a market woman. • She is not as intimately involved with the lives of women as is Ezili Danto who is responsible for child-bearing and child-rearing. • In some Haitian households only the machann (the market woman) is allowed to handle money. This image of the market woman is based on the Kouzzin. •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course RLST 012 taught by Professor Hamid during the Winter '08 term at UC Riverside.

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Brown Mama Lola Chapter 6.2 - Karen McCarthy Karen McCarthy...

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