The Marassa are the sacred twins of Vodou. They represent abundance, blessings, the gift of children and the sacredness of family and the mysteries of conception. They also represent love, justice and the purity of children innocence. The Marassa are always invoked at the beginning of every Vodou ceremony, right after Legba, emphasizing their high importance in the religion. They are male and female, and both male an female. The Marassa are very different than the rest of the Loas, in their concept of one plus one equal three: One male and one female together equal three for their abilities to give birth. The Marassa are usually called Marassa Dossou Dossa. In possession they embody children. They play with each other, eat their offerings, usually on a banana leaves with their hands and are very fond of popcorn, candies, sodas (...)
Although portrayed as children, the Marassa are very powerful Loas. Besides ceremonies held specifically for them, they most of the time only make appearances to help those having problems conceiving children, or other very important matters such as the dying of an infant. The Marassa are also known for their malicious behaviors, if not properly served, or forgotten they make people sick and are responsible for bad luck. It is very common in Haiti for families to light up lamps in ivory plates begging for their grace.
The Marassa are commonly syncretised with the Catholic saints Cosmas and Damian.
Color: Yellow
Alternatives: Marassa Dossou Dossa, Marassa 2, Marassa 3, Marassa Boi (twin of the wood) Marassa Kay ( House twin)

Song for Marassa

"Marassa nou nan nwa e (bis)
Marassa Ginen nou nan nwa devan bondye
Dossou Marassa pote chandel pou klere nou"

"Marassa we are in the dark (bis)
Marssa from Guinea we are in the dark in front of God
Dossou Marassa bring the lamp to shine upon  us"