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8057: Re: 8048: Re: 8044: voudou flag question (fwd)
> Grand Bois, or literally Big Wood,
Disagreed with the literal translation as "big" sound more like "Gwo ". What
comes to mind devalued the Nature of the Spirit. It always trouble me to see
proper name being translated or written in another language. There is no
doubt that the original meaning of the name or term is lost or modified.
I am not suggesting to keep the name "Gran Bwa " under the Creole
orthograph. Who knows ? The Spirit might be French in origin as I understand
the Haitian Vodou there are people "possessed" by / of Lwa originating frm
Germay...China..Vatican... You name it .
Let me repeat it again "Big Wood"/ "Gros Bois" does not bring out the true
meaning of the Spirit in question. Gran Bwa seems to comply better to the
universality and limitless powers of the Spirit .
This remind me of "Mèt san non" the lwa who has claimed my friend as its
"chwal" and was considered to be his "Mèt tèt".