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Mambo Ezili Danto (aka Erzulie Dantor)

Sosyete Gade Nou Leve
January Kanzo
Papa Loko
Mambo Ayizan
Spiritual illnesses
Lave Tet
Serving Mama Dantor
Haitian Vodou supplies Fresh from Haiti
Spiritual Illnesses
Seven Stabs
Danto in History

The following pages are dedicated to Mambo Ezili Danto', a Lwa (spirit of Vodou) of the Petro rite, who plays an important part in many Vodouisants' lives. 

Ezili Dantor (pronounced eh-zee-lee Dahn-tor) is by far one of the most popular female Petro Lwa.  She can be a tough lady, a little wild, but before all she is a mother.  She is the most perfect mother one could wish to have. 

Dantor is a mother who watches and cares for her children very much.  She can be a disciplinarian, as she does not and will not tolerate children behaving badly.  She will defend her children and family until the very end.  Dantor will also help a person for very little sacrifice on their part.

Dantor is served with the Image of Mater Salvatoris, sometimes also known as Santa Barbara Africana, which is the image you see on the top left hand corner of this page.  She is also associated with other Madonnas who hold a child such as Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of Czestochowa.  Other images include Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Danto is also considered a protector of children.  Naturally as a mother would protect her own, Mama Danto will always go to the extremes to ensure the safety of her children.   She will stop everything she is in the process of doing in order to go to her child's aid.  She will always be featured with her child in any image.  The daughter most frequently seen in her arms is known as "Anais".  Ti Jean Petwo is also Danto's son yet he is also her favorite lover. 

Anais often serves as Ezili Danto's translator and interpreter.  She relays messages sent to Danto, thus she is often addressed when speaking to Danto.   Danto is also the mother of a few sets of the Marassa herself.  Some will say that Mama Danto has seven children.


Ezili Danto loves dolls.  People often give her dolls as gifts.  The featured doll "speaks", Danto with her child.

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