From the dark realm of African
Voodoo secrets comes the legendary tale
of the Sacred Monkey and the Sacred
Passed virtually unchanged
in form, generation to generation, comes
this strange,"Monkey and Cock"
Haunted New Orleans Voodoo curio statue.
It is associated with Marie Laveau's
personal Zombi Brand of New Orleans
Voodoo magic only. This sacred mystic
curio is deeply rooted in Yoruba mythology
from the African continent.
The Monkey and Cock have long
histories of bringing luck and abundance
into the lives of those believers who
revere their magical images on altars
or in homes. Possession of the dual
images entwined in the "Dance of
Jubilee" is said to grant three
significant wishes over a three year
period to it's lucky owner.
After the wishes have been
granted, those in possession of the
Monkey and Cock ritually "abandon"
their fortuitous friends at a crossroads
or grave site where others may find
and adopt them. For the new owner, the
cycle of luck begins anew.
This unique item is said to
have originated with the African slaves
who were dispersed throughout the world
during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Early examples of this carving have
been found throughout Haiti and the
West Indies -- wherever Voodoo thrived
in the New World.
The Monkey is a trickster figure
of Yoruba mythology (Esu-Elegbara in
Nigeria and Legaba among the Fon in
Dahomey), who became Exu in Brazil,
Echu-Elegua in Cuba, Papa Legba in the
pantheon of the loa of Vaudou in Haiti,
and Papa La Bas in the loa of Hoodoo
in the United States). His power in
reality is supposed that he can trick
the future to what he wants it to be.
The Cock (a sign of power),
In contemporary expressions of Santeria
and Voodoo, the rooster is a favorite
sacrifice to attract the favorable attention
of the saintly spirits. The fact that
cock is a common euphemism for the male
sex organ adds to the fowl's appeal
as a surrogate victim for the sacrificial
knife. The Cock, thus, becomes the animal
symbol of Ogun.
Some statues are
made of stone, some of wood ,wax, clay.
I have found one made of Soap. All the
majority or of plaster. I have even seen
them carved from sandstone, but all are
similarly styled and are carved from a
single piece medium. They must be carved
and blessed in a very involved Voodoo
ritual. Examples similar to the ones shown
here have been dated back to the port
city of New Orleans circa the mid- to
These curiosities have
become a significant part of the legend
of the greatest Voodoo Doo Priestess
of the Americas, Marie Laveau, who is
said to have revered the luck-enhancing
powers of this "dynamic duo."
Many of these statues have been found
perched at her burial site over the
years and it is widely believed that
these particular carvings are placed
there by direct descendants of the Voodoo
Queen and her original intimate circle
of followers. Some are crudely hand-carved
and some are obviously purchased, but
all are imbued with the same powers.
It has been said that the lucky
powers of the "Monkey and Cock"
statue are especially potent when given
as a gift. When given to newlyweds it
promotes luck in marriage and promotes
true love. When given to stranger it
gives good luck back to you. When given
to a friend it promotes good luck to
all involved. If you wish for money
then you must put it in a bowl surrounded
by money. Each day give it your change
fill the bowl until it over flows. In
a years time you will have more money
then you can imagine. To find true love
you must carry it with you on it's birthday
and whisper in it's ear what type of
lover you seek. For Protection Keep
it in a safe place where no one can
touch it but see it display it proudly.
But it's wish making powers only work
on it's birthday and you can only make
one wish a year.
It does come with one warning.
Set it free on it's birthday or you
will loose all you wished for. This
is the rule. and do not disobey it!
The day you receive this mystic
curio is considered it's Voodoo birthday.
On it's birthday each year it grants
you only one wish. This wish will come
true before it's next birthday, as long
as you respect it care for it and keep
it in a place of honor. If you don't
it will delay it, or make your life
seem to move too slow.
The vast collection you see
her I have gathered over the past 3
years. Some I have found in New Orleans
Cemeteries, others near the Mississippi
River, or Bayou St. John. They can also
be found around Courthouses, Jails,
and crossroads. At this time I am in
possession of 12 statues in several
It was told to me directly
by Bianca the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
Only those of Marie Laveaus' cult still
make and sell these to order. At this
time I am in touch with Bianca who says
they she will personally make some to
sell directly from her very soon."
The great power of this charm is nothing
to joke at." Says, Bianca. "No
other Voodoo or Vodoun followers make
this strong charm." "This
is truly a secret of Marie Laveaus'
and no one but her direct descendent
of Queens know the secret Voodoo ritual
to make this powerful wish curio statue."
"As I am the now Reigning Voodoo
Queen of New Orleans voodoo Secret Society,
so it has been passed on to me alone."
I do consider
them a Voodoo curio and do believe in
the three wishes. I made a wish on each.
I hope I can part with them when the three
years or up.
Try this powerful new orleans Voodoo good
luck piece and talismans to help you with
all aspects of your life! Each Monkey
and Cock statue curio are infused with
the power of the creator--and now you
can use their powers to help you through
difficult times in your life. Says Bianca