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Papa Legba, as he is respectfully called, is one of the most important Lwa of the Vodu religion, as practiced in Haiti. The Lwa, which are also referred to as Les Mystères, Les Invisibles, Mistik, or simply, as Vodu, are spirits of human or divine origin, who were created by Bondye, or Granmèt, the Supreme Being of Vodu in Haiti, to assist the living in their daily affairs.

Similarities With Other African Religious Traditions

In Vodu, as in most other African religious traditions, the Supreme Being withdrew from the world after having created it. The management of the world was left in the hands of spiritual entities, particularly the Lwa, even though Bondye, or Granmèt, remains the ultimate arbiter and supreme master of ...

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