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#2539: La Sirene : Grey comments
<< Many say that the Haitian Siren is European, citing her name and her
physical form as evidence. A Haitian ougan told me she is Greek. >>
Greek! Oh, please.
Actually, La Sirene is worldwide, she is Yemaya and Yemonja and Mam Kumba
Bang and Mami Wata and the Great Silkie... almost all cultures have a Queen
of the Seas, or a mermaid, or something like that. In Nigeria she is Yemaya,
but I think the French word for mermaid was adopted, so now in Haiti we
Vodouisants call her La Sirene.
For more information on La Sirene, see
Peace and love,
Bon Mambo Racine Sans Bout Sa Te La Daginen
"Se bon ki ra",
Good is rare - Haitian Proverb
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