Master of the Cemetery
Baron Samedi is the leader of the Gedés. He presides over the dead. Baron Samedi literally means Baron Saturday, which may sound like he is harmless. It can be said that Saturday was the one day when Christ was really, truly dead, the day between the crucifixion on Friday and resurrection on Sunday. On Saturday, even Jesus answered to the Baron, Lord of the Dead.
He is invoked to contact and communicate with the dead (he determines whether they can come visit or not). He may be petitioned to remove bothersome ghosts and invoked to ward off death.
He a powerful healer and is especially sympathetic to terminally ill children. He rules the cemetery: no one can die until he gives permission for their grave to be dug. Baron Samedi is lewd, obscene, and vulgar, but he can be just and kind. He prefers that children live full lives before joining him in the cemetery.
Baron Samedi is the crossroads where sex and death meet. Spirit of the undying life-force, he may be petitioned for fertility. He is the guardian of ancestral knowledge and the link to your ancestral spirits.
This listing is for one plaque.