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  • Not sure, but legba rituals are connected to the hipba.

    September 10, 2008

  • Is there an armba as well?

    July 22, 2008

  • A trickster deity and god of entrances and crossroads. He is part of the belief systems of blacks of Dutch Guina, Brazil, Trinidad, Cuba and the voodoo cult of Haiti and New Orleans. In the new world, Legba goes about in tatters and he functions in cult rituals "to open the way" for the gods to possess their devotees. For this reason his songs are sung first at all rites. In the new world syncretism he is often equated with the devil. With this information, we can assume that when Robert Johnson made his claim of meeting the devil, he was referring to Legba. (From 'Did Robert Johnson sell his soul at the crossroads?')

    July 21, 2008