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Nanchons
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Rada
In the reglement or the order in which things are done in the Voodoo ritual, the Lwa of the Rada are called first, they are ancient spirits, calm and stately. The originate from Dahomey and their name Rada is the Arada word for sun, which is of course the source of order and calm in the world.

Nago
The Nago nanchon embodies all the attributes of leaders and warriors, prizing power and enginuity, they come from the Yoruba people of Nigera. Those Lwa who come from the Nago nation not only are compassionate towards the military men, but also fathers, and those who are in need of masculine council and support.

Djouba
The Djouba are athose who prize agriculture and farm life, they are the country gentry, it is believed that this nanchon comes from the island of Martinique

Petro
The Petro are aggressive, demanding, protective, and quick to action when called, where the Rada is cool the Petro is considered hot. It is believed that this nation was created during the Slave revolts in 1791 with the Rebellion leader Don Pedro.

Kongo
The Kongo nanchon come from the Bantu people along the Congo river basin, these spirits are gracious and enjoy festivities with brightly colored clothing and decorations, carnival would be their favorite time.

Ibo
The Ibo nanchon are quite difficult to satisfy, they preside over the sacred clay jars of Voodoo, and are quite prideful. The lwa from this nanchon are said to originate from the Ibo people of south eastern Nigeria.

Gede
Those Lwa that are probably most famous for their rauncy attitude and their association with eroticism and death, they come dressed in black funeral regalia with painted white faces.
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Re: Nanchons
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An excellent outline, for the beginner practitioner.

~ Never Lost
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