Dia Festivo Julio 29. Saint Martha the Dominator, Santa Marta la Dominadora,
Gran Madama y Señora Mama Chimbi
Feast Day Julio 29.
Santa Marta la Dominadora is a complicated Spiritual force as most Vodou Spirits are, a Misterio Spirit that pertains to various Nations of Vodou Spirits know as Loa or Lwa in Spanish Misterio or Loases. First she is a Ghede Spirit, as she works closely within the Cemetery, protects sacred burial grounds and ushers the Spirits of the Dead, she is a Metresa, which are female Loa that govern over human emotions such as Love, desire and passion, she is a Rada Loa which are ancient as time immortal, but in the new world she is a Petro Loa, because of her fierce temper and fiery nature, and lastly she works with the Mother of the Simbi Loa family, which are the spirits of ancient life and are symbolized as cosmic serpents that pertain to the first cosmic cells that created life on earth and govern over sorcery and magic. Santa Marta la Dominadora or Saint Martha the Dominator as she is known in English is an unpredictable Loa that is known as a Saint, a Sorceress, a witch, a healer and even a Demon. Like all forces of nature, she is as unpredictable as the serpents that embodies her essence, when left alone she can be a docile and beautiful creature, but tampered or disrespected in anyway, she can be dangerous and deadly. She is as the Simbi Loa, such as Gran Simbi, Simbi D'l'eau, Dambala, and Ayida Wedo, because like them, she is envisioned to slither in between the realms of incarnate and discarnate spirit, in a space of cosmic fluids that all souls and spirits must traverse. Like all Loa, and things that are a mystery and unknown human minds are limited and search for a concepts to something that is tangible to describe each and every Lwa. The Simbi Lwa are described as snakes and serpents which embody the essence of transformation and magic, of life and death, of cosmic change and are viewed from anything such as limbless vertabrates, raindrops or the cosmic sperms of creation.
Many of the Simbi Lwa do not communicate through words but more so telepathically, and when they moung their Priests and Priestesses they slither and hiss as snakes often do. Santa Martha the Dominator's eyes are said to be red as the reddest fires of the Universe and so piercing, mesmerizing and dominating, that even the most powerful or furotious Demons from the depths of hell would freeze and cower back.
There is a Spanish proverb that says. (Con los Santos no se Juega!). "With the Saints, one should not Play!". If this phrase is to be true of any Saint, then with no other would it apply as much as it would with Santa Marta la Dominadora. To play or "work" Santa Marta la Dominadora with no proper knowledge or complete reverence is like being in a den of venemouse snakes and tempting them to strike. My advice, do not disturb La Culebra (the snake) because quite frankly it is not as easy as most people think. As Santa Marta la Dominadora is a powerful Sorceress many people petition her in love magic often to dominate others, conquer a lost love and controlling or dominating others. A task that is as mundain or beyond their full potential, she often sits back and smiles and, often times she may give that which we ask, but with a high price. She slithers, drags and unleashes her wanga and bilongo magic, but it comes as a double edged sword, at any moment it can come back and strike you dead, or take away that which you value the most. When it comes to Santa Marta La Dominadora, the saying, "be careful with what you wish for" is of great importance.
As the Petro.Loa are fierce, imagine adding Guede, and Simbi into the recipe and one will get a Loa that is as unpredictable and as complicated as they come. She is like the Medusa of Greek mythology, beautiful to look at her reflection, but one glance into her fiery red eyes would transform even the Sun itself into a cold piece of stone. Although she is a Petro Loa she is also considered a Rada Loa, which are often docile and wise Spirits, and as the Petro Loa, when angered or disrespected, the Rada can harbor and unleash a fury that rivals that of any Petro Loa.