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Met Carrefour

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Met Carrefour at night
Met Carrefour at night

Met Carrefour, also known as Maitre Carrefour, Met Kalfu, and Kalfou, is a lwa of the crossroads and so all things go through him, including all other lwa. He is often depicted as a young man and some view him as a devilish figure though this is based off a misunderstanding of his nature, and he is considered to be a bit of a lone-wolf among the lwa.

Within the African Traditional Religion of Voodoo, Vudu, Vodoun, or Vodun all magic passes through the crossroads and since Met Carrefour is the lwa of the crossroads all magic passes through him. When he arrives, he may talk or occasionally he rolls around on the floor in a ball. He has a feared and respected reputation. Some people attempt to link him with devils, an accusation which he denies when he mounts devotees during services.

Met Carrefour is a master of magic, sorcery, and charms. Met Carrefour can also open the crossroads leading a person to destruction and can cross a person's luck. He is the director of magic both good and bad. He is a very fiery spirit who is deeply respected and whose powers over magic are renowned. Met Carrefour's offering includes gunpowder, candles, the colour red, and rum mixed with gunpowder.

In Catholic syncretic Voodoo practices, Met Carrefour is associated with the Devil by some. An association that is based off a misunderstanding of his nature and role in the religion.

Hoodoo psychic readers, spirit workers, and root doctors who are adherents of the Voodoo Religion and who petition the lwa on behalf of clients may work with Met Carrefour petition him to open or close the roads of a person.

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