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He is syncretized with Saint Martin de Porres. His wife is the loa Maman Brigitte. Baron Samedi is usually depicted with a top hat, black tail coat, dark glasses, and cotton plugs in the nostrils, as if to resemble a corpse dressed and prepared for burial in the Haitian style. He is frequently depicted as a skeleton but sometimes as a black man that merely has his face painted as a skull , and speaks in a nasal voice.
Ghede symbolizes dual character and also the transition between life and death. He is also the god of sorcery and tends to mix life with death therefore making him known as a shrewd trickster. He is also lord of life, the door through which the dead pass is the same door through which the gods arrive, bringing life. He is the beginning and the end. His dance is that of copulation. Ghede carries a cane and is most often seen smoking a cigar. He wears a black coat, top hat, and dark glasses usually with a lens missing.
Baron Samedi is often a chaotic spirit and greatly enjoys smoking, drinking and interacting with people but he is also morbid by very nature and often when possessing others he will lay down on the ground and expects ritualists to perform ceremonies similar to those they would in funerals, despite all this he is generally happy among hosts and can even be difficult to convince to leave as he will often wish to stay for "one more drink". In contrast when he appears as Baron Kriminel he is a sadist and his fondness for interacting with others becomes more violent, like all Loa he is neither fully good nor fully evil: out of all the Loa Baron Samedi is arguably the most well-known and reverred, especially in popular culture. His wife is the Loa Maman Brigitte. Even to those who follow Voodoo the Baron is seen as a dangerous and mysterious spirit, however, he can also be a powerful and authoritative guardian if the mood suits him - due to the sudden changes in his mood and the Western world viewing Voodoo as a "black magic", he has been labeled both a demon and a god, depending on one's view of the world. He is usually depicted with a top hat, a black tuxedo, dark glasses, and cotton plugs in the nostrils, as if to resemble a corpse dressed and prepared for burial in the Haitian style. He has a white, frequently skull-like face or actually has a skull for a face and speaks in a nasal voice. He is a provocative, seductive, sexual and scary Loa, frequently represented by phallic symbols and is noted for disruption, obscenity, debauchery, and having a particular fondness for tobacco and rum.