This bracelet is inspired by the Loa in Haitian Voodoo.
Papa Ghede waits at the crossroads to take souls to the afterlife. He will not take a life before it's time and he protects the souls of children. He has the ability to know everything that happens in the world of the living and in the realm of the dead. He is associated with Saint Gerald. He is recognized as a dark man with a high hat on his head, a cigar in his mouth, and an apple in his left hand. He has a crass sense of humor, and can read minds--so pay careful attention to your thoughts when working with him! His favorite offerings are rum, tobacco, and fruit. His colors are black, white and purple. His holiday is All Souls' Day (November 2), which he shares with his wife Manman Brigitte. You may know Papa Ghede by his other name: Baron Samedi.