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Ayida Wedo


The Haitian-Dahomean Voodoo goddess (or loa as the deities of the Vodoun pantheon are called) envisaged as a rainbow serpant of many bright colors.  She is the consort of the serpant god Damballah,  and is often symbolized by a snake, serpant, or dragon.   She inhabits the waters and dines daily on bananas, which are her favorite food.   Her bright rainbow colors adorn Vodoun temples, particularly their central support poles which are said to be symbolic of the axis of the world that unites the three realms of Heaven, Earth, and the Underworld.


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