My work is still at Art & Ideas in Plymouth until Saturday. My little voodoo friends will be on display until 6:30 today, and 1 to 7 tomorrow and Saturday. Then, I bring them home.
Marinette is not the nicest of voodoo lwa. She is often called Marinette-bwa-cherch, or Marinette of the dry arms. This can refer to her being a skeleton, but I decided to give her the image of arms, so she would look pretty and be pleased, but not have actual arms so her power would be curtailed. You see, Marinette is a black sorceress.
Marinette wanders the woods at night, she can be a powerful friend. Watch your back, though, she can turn on you if she feels she hasn’t gotten her due respect.
Marasa are the sacred twins. Think of Marasa as spoiled children, never do something for one without doing exactly the same for the other. Twins are very lucky, but they must be treated equally or they will throw tantrums. Marasa aren’t members of the lwa, rather they ride between the spirit world and ours. I like Marasa, because their favors can be bought with candy, as can mine.
I’m looking forward to having Marinette, Marasa, and all my friends back home with me!