Friday, July 08, 2005

Ibeijada - Spirits of Children

I will elaborate more on Ibeijada on a later post. For now, I would like to introduce to you this beautiful, fun to be around, but extremely powerful phalanx of Umbanda: Ibeijada.

The Ibeijada are the spirits of children who are working for Umbanda. Because of their lack of malice, they are considered to be one of the most powerful entities in Umbanda; if they decide on something, no other entity can break the spell.

Usually during a session where the Ibeijada is working, there are also the Preto-Velhos working. The Preto-Velhos act as their grandfathers and grandmothers, keeping the children "under control". Hey, after all, that's what they are, children. They want to play, to eat candy and soda. They love toys (very basic and inexpensive ones are the best).

It is required a Preto-Velho to make them focus on the work that is taking place. But after they have their fun, they are gracious to be around and they are always very helpful.

Below you will see the photo of two mediums incorporated with Ibeijada. And some mediums working with their Preto-Velhos during the same session:

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