Com faca de dois gumes,
Não convém brincar,
É o Exu da Capa Preta,
It is not good to play
With a double edged knife,
It is the Exu of the Black Cape,
whom we shall respect!
-Ponto cantado for Exu Capa Preta
A handmade statue of Exu Capa Preta created by a Quimbandeiro and charged in a traditional three-day ritual by a Tatá Quimbanda, with load packed in large cowry shell implanted in the underside of the base, as well as a cowry heart containing herbs of Exu, and a cowry imbedded at his feet filled with seven crossroads dirt and graveyard dirt.
Exu Capa Preta is a spirit of great intelligence and an adept in magic and vodou. He is also known as Exu Mironga, a reference to the African witchcraft in which he is highly proficient. He manifests with great seriousness and is a foreboding presence, often bringing an aire of fear with him. He is a great tutor in aggressive and violent magic, and for those wrongfully accused or falsely punished, he is a tireless ally. He binds people to their word, and oaths are inviolate under his watchful eyes. He demands honesty, often exposing the secrets of those boastful enough to lie in his presence, whether outright or by devious omission. A spirit of the Kingdom of the Calunga, he is at home in the graveyard as well as the temple of working, and can give great recipes and instructions for effective workings of macumba. He is always lurking in the shadows and especially in the nooks and cracks used for offerings and witchcraft alike.
Manifesting in different kingdoms, he can walk as an aristocratic gentleman, a brooding sorcerer, or a protective lover of the young and young-at-heart. He has great affection for gypsy spirits, including Pomba Gira Sete Saias, and is highly protective of Pomba Gira Menina, herself a legion of child spirits able to appear in all Kingdoms.
He is identified with Mususin from The True Grimoire (Grimoirium Verum) , who "has power over great lords, teaches all that happens in the Republics, and the affairs of the Allies."
A powerful and potent mentor, and a violent and vampiric enemy, he is the Exu of the Black Cape! Salve Exu Capa Preta!
He is 8" tall.
Will be charged upon purchase, with the option to charge it specifically to the purchaser.
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