Kalfu

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Kalfu, Kalfou or Carrefour (literally crossroads) is in Vodou, one of the petro aspects of the spirit Papa Legba. He is often envisioned as a young man or as a demon; his colour is red and he favours rum infused with gunpowder. He is often syncretised with Satan.

As the name indicates, he also controls the crossroads and has the power to grant or deny access to all other Loa, and he allows the "crossing" of bad luck, delibrate destruction, misfortune and injustices.[citation needed]

When Kalfu mounts a person, everyone at the service stops speaking because he allows evil Loa to come to the ceremony. He claims that most of the important Loa know him and he collaborates with them. Kalfu says that some people claim he is a demon, an allegation that he denies. Kalfu is a feared and respected Loa reputed to be the grand master of charms and sorceries. He is closely associated with black magic.

Although other Loas recognize and know him, he is often a "Lone Wolf." During a possession of Met Kalfu, the possessed only feels his presence and rarely, if at all, feel any spirits of the dead, shades, or any other Loa.

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