DEFIANT RITE, Haitian Vodou: 14X

A pilgrim holds his candle aloft to the zenith light now entering the grotto of St. Francis de Assisi.  Legba, the sun and fire of life, the old man at the gate, the medium through which the primal energy funnels into the world connecting the universe eternally with its divine origin.  Legba is the god of the Crossroads, the guardian of the sacred path, the origin of life.  As navel of the world and as its womb, Legba is addressed in prayers at childbirth with the phrase:  {quote}Open the road for me, do not let any evil bar my path{quote}.

A pilgrim holds his candle aloft to the zenith light now entering the grotto of St. Francis de Assisi. Legba, the sun and fire of life, the old man at the gate, the medium through which the primal energy funnels into the world connecting the universe eternally with its divine origin. Legba is the god of the Crossroads, the guardian of the sacred path, the origin of life. As navel of the world and as its womb, Legba is addressed in prayers at childbirth with the phrase: "Open the road for me, do not let any evil bar my path".