Maman Brigitte is one of the loa
, or spirits, of Voodoo
. Like her husband Baron Samedi
, she is strongly associated with death
. If the first person buried in a new cemetary
is a woman, that cemetary is said to belong to Maman Brigitte. If the first person buried is a man, it is said to belong to Baron Samedi.
She was one of the loa (Alternately spelled "lwa") that made frequent appearances in William Gibson's Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive.