Warning – some of the images in this post are of mature content and are for 18+ only.
Seal of King EXU
Quimbanda is one of the most esoteric cults in mostly Brazilian Vodoun. What makes it appear so “dark” is its patron deities of Exu (pronounced Eshu) and Pomba Gira, whose iconography are of a devil man and devil woman. Exu is represented with a straight Trident and Pomba Gira with a spiral Trident in their veves and sigils. I have read a few books on Quimbanda and Palo, and in fact when i cleaned out my library last year they were some of the few books i kept in my Vodoun section. I do not practice these systems but still find them fascinating.
Exu altar with his Tridents
The video below, which is more of a podcast, is the Best explanation of Quimbana I have ever heard. There are few images on it and it is mostly an interview with Conjure Man Ali of the House of Quimbanda. So it is something you can play in the background while you are doing other things on your pc, or even laying down on the sofa as this podcast is 1 hour and 45 minutes long. As i said, i learned more from this podcast than from Any book i have read on the subject. And he goes into its place in other systems of Vodoun like Macumba, Umbanda, Candomble, Santeria, Palo and even Hoodoo. Below the video i have pasted the YT description of the podcast and who was involved in the interview plus some other links. Enjoy!
Candelo’s Corner with Host Candelo Kimbisa welcomes ConjureMan Ali (Tata Alufa` Mavambo Ngobodi Nzila) is the founder and Tata of The House of Quimbanda. Born to the spiritual arts, he is a well-known reader and rootworker dedicated to the preservation of the spiritual traditions dear to his heart. He is a published author, prolific blogger, spiritual worker, and scholar. He is also a member of the prestigious Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers where he provides spiritual rootworking services and is the co-host of the famed Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour with the esteemed catherine yronwode of the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Guided by his Tata Exu, he founded The House of Quimbanda to provide a resource for those seeking the fire and wisdom of Quimbanda with the hope to bring to light this long-neglected religion. In addition to providing spiritual services, he is also a teacher dedicating his time to his students and apprentices and is a regular lecturer and presenter on Quimbanda, Hoodoo, and the magical arts of North Africa and the Middle East.
In addition to being a Tata of Quimbanda, ConjureMan Ali is also a conjurer of djinn and initiate of several secret magical tradition of North Africa and the Middle East and is a life-long practitioner of Hoodoo.
Candelo’s Corner on KDCL Media: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kdclmedia
The House of Quimbanda: http://houseofquimbanda.org
Candelo Kimbisa: http://www.kimbisa.org
Erotic image of Exu and Pomba Gira in beads on a flag
The images in this post are from various google image searches and tumblr sites which i have long forgotten the sources of.
Veve Sigil of Exu and Pomba Gira