Zangbeto: Divinity of the Night

Zangbeto: Divinity of the Night

Zangbeto, another Vodun divinity, is the protector of the night. This depiction of the divinity sits outside of a house in a neighboring town and is about three feet tall. I was told it was constructed to protect the house. At certain times of the year and at special ceremonies, this divinity comes out into the community in a bodily form (or, if you are a skeptic like me, then a person puts on a costume to represent the Zangbeto). The bodily form of Zangbeto looks like a walking haystack. I have seen this several times but have been warned against taking photos.

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