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by Dr Anthony E. Smart
In Benin and Haiti she is the snake companion to Damballah-Wedo, the most popular god, who is also in snake form. This goddess of Haiti is known as the Rainbow Snake, a common manifestation of a deity in Africa, Oceania and Central and South America. Her husband is Damballa, god of rivers and springs. Anthropologists consider her the equivalent of the African Mawu. She played an important part in the creation of the world.

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  • Also known as:
    Aido Quedo

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