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Venom Carnival - Mama D'Leau

Venom Carnival - Mama D'Leau

Venom Carnival - Mama D'Leau

  • Venom Carnival
  • Aug 05, 2017 09:00 am - Aug 05, 2017 06:00 pm
  • Toronto Caribbean Carnival, Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Boulevard,15 Saskatchewan Road,toronto,ontario,canada

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Mama D’Leau is derived from the French "maman de l' eau" which means "mother of the water. 

Her lower half takes the form of an anaconda. She is sometimes thought to be the lover of Papa Bois, and old hunters tell stories of coming upon them in the 'High Woods'. They also tell of hearing a loud, cracking sound which is said to be the sound made by her tail as she snaps it on the surface of a mountain pool or a still lagoon.

 Mortal men who commit crimes against the forest, like burning down trees or indiscriminately putting animals to death or fouling the rivers could find themselves married to her for life, both this one and the one to follow.

 Sometimes she takes the form of a beautiful woman 'singing silent songs on still afternoons, sitting at the water's edge in the sunlight, lingering for a golden moment, a flash of green - gone. Nothing but a big Morte Bleu, rising in the sun beams.

Female Back Line - Gemmed Bra, Bikini Bottom, Gemmed Belt, Gemmed Armbands, Gemmed/Feathered Leg bands, Tiara, Necklace, Body Chains, Gold Bracelets.

Female Front Line - Gemmed Bra, Gemmed Bikini Bottom, Necklace, Gold Bracelets, Large Feathered Collar, Large Feathered Leg bands, Large Feathered Headpiece, Arm Bands, Decorated Body Chains, Jewelled Belt, Cape.

Female Midline - Gemmed Bra, Bikini Bottom, Gemmed Belt, Gemmed Armbands, Gemmed/Feathered Leg bands, Small Feathered Headpiece, Small Feathered Collar, Necklace, Body Chains, Gold Bracelets.

Male - Beaded Chain Chest Piece, Belt, Pants, Armbands, Legbands, Headband.

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