Welcome to the sweet scented house of Mambo Ezili Freda, an extremely magickal and beautiful lwa, whose
full name is actually Metres Mambo Ezili Freda Daome. All these words making references to different aspects of
this beautiful lwa.
She rules over love (romantic), luxury, gambling luck, abundance, refinement, and much more. She is
associated with coolness and freshness and cleanliness. She demands cleanliness in her services.
Ezili Freda is known as Metres, or mistress, because she acts more like a mistress than a wife, although
she is known to have three husbands. Her three husbands are the very well Rada lwa, Ogoun Feray, Danbala, and
Met Agwe Tawoyo. Due to this, Metres Ezili wears three gold rings, one for each of her husbands.
Mambo Ezili Freda rules over the heart, and because of this her veve (ritual drawing) is that of a heart
with beautiful detailing. She can bring romantic love to a sevite and bless him or her with the riches of love.
Then, of course, Ezili is imaged as a most beautiful woman, a white woman with long, flowing, blonde hair.
Freda's Catholic counterpart is Mater Dolorosa. She is indeed a powerful
lwa. She is a master magician and a great Mambo. Ezili can bring great success to her sevites, and wanga on her
pwen (point) often have quick and effective successes. She rules over material success and abundance and often she rewards
her sevites with these gifts.
She dislikes women, and doesn't touch them very often when in possession. She only salutes
them, giving them her pinkie fingers and crossing them in a way that is very delicate and refined. She is said
to cause problems between men and women in relationships. She is jealous of women in general, and many times women may find
that their problems are being caused by Metwes Ezili. But, she still has many female children and sevites (of course!)
and treats them, as well as serves them, extremely well. She loves men, and hugs and kisses
them. She also marries them quite often, conferring upon them gifts and blessings that she is well known for.
Don't fall into any illusions though, because as sweet and sparkily as she is, she is also
a very powerful Mambo. She spoils negative wanga with her mere presence. She spoils poison too. That is why
one of her nicknames is Gate Sa. She ties very powerful wanga and conducts very powerful magick. In
fact, most of the magick that I conduct on Freda's point bears results in three days! When Freda wants to work, she
does so and she does so extremely well.
She is very complex! She must be dealt with delicately and her services done to the T, otherwise she
will refuse to help. Her service is very elegant and refined.
Her colors are white and pink. Gay men are said to be under her patronage. She loves
all the good things in life. Freda is the need for perfection, the want, the desire. She always wants more, and
when her needs cannot be met she falls into tears.
Mambo Ezili Freda is best served on Thursdays, which is her sacred day.
Service to Mambo Ezili Freda
First things first, when you set up a space for Freda, you must remember that it must be extremely
clean. Free of dust, clutter and dirt. Vacuum the floor, wash the walls, dust the ceiling.
Then take a sprig of basil, a glass of water, and a white candle. Pray the Our Father
and the Hail Mary, and start to sprinkle the area to be used for the altar with the water using the sprig of basil.
Speak. Tell Ezili that you are cleansing this space for her service, that you want to serve her, and that you wish her
presence at your service. When you are finished, throw the rest of the water out your front door and leave the candle
burn out at the space you are going to be using.
The next day, remove the candle and set a low table there to use as your altar. Cover this
table with a pink satin cloth and a white satin cloth. On this table place a large goblet of water. At the back
of the table, or tacked to the wall place a photo of Mater Dolorosa. Sprinkle your table with Florida water to make
it fresh. Then place on the table all or some of the things that Freda loves. Things that you will offer to Ezili.
Some of these things are perfume, basil, florida water, gold jewelry,
soap, white towels, cakes, puddings, rich luxurious foods, make-up and of course lots of pink champagne.
She also likes pink and white cakes, rice cooked in cinnamon milk and pink flowers. On this altar you will place three gold
rings (though you do not have to) and a gold chain. Give her a ring in exchange for a particular
Then go and take a bath with cool water. If you can, take a spiritual bath for Ezili Freda (To have
a powerful bath prepared for you, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ) This will help you to invoke Ezili Freda and start you going on her same vibe. Then dress in all white,
and tie your head with a white or pink kerchief.
Then go to your altar, and lite your white candle. Pray the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostle's
Creed. Then if you know the songs for Ezili Freda sing them. Here are some:
To show you the richness of this lwa I give u this song:
Ezili O Kay la mande oze (x3)
pwen dlo, oze lavek loksyon.
Ezili O, the house needs sprinkling
If there is no water, sprinkle lotion (perfume)
Ezili fre, li fre, li Freda(X2)
Ezili O! Li pa manje moun anko
Inosan Bondye va gade ou
li fre, li yon bel fanm
Ezili Fre, li fre, li yon fanm blanch
Ezili she is fresh, she is cool, she is Freda (X2)
O, she doesn't eat people anymore
God beholds her as innocent
Ezili she is fresh, she is cool, she is a beautiful woman
is fresh, she is cool, she is a white woman
Sprinkle the area with cool water, florida, Pompeii lotion. Place a white candle in the center of
all the food offerings for Ezili and orient them to the four directions. Then orient all the drinks and other gifts for
Ezili to the four directions. Tell Ezili they are gifts for her. Dance for Ezili.
Now is your chance to ask Ezili Freda for what you want. Explain to Ezili Freda that you have served
her and gave her all these beautiful gifts, and that now it is time for her to serve you. Ask for what you want, and
trust that Ezili will deliver them to you.