Baron Samedi (Baron Saturday, also Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, or Bawon Sanmdi) is one of the Loa of Haitian Voodoo. Samedi is a Loa of the dead, along with Baron's numerous other incarnations Baron Cimetière, Baron La Croix, and Baron Kriminel. He is the head of the Guédé family of Loa, or an aspect of them, or possibly their spiritual father. 'Samedi' means 'Saturday' in French. His wife is the Loa Maman Brigitte.
Maman Brigitte is the wife of Baron Samedi and a lwa of death and the cemetery. She the mother of the Ghede nation. Within the African Traditional Religion of Voodoo, Vudu, Vodoun, or Vodun, Maman Brigitte is the powerful cemetery lwa and is given offerings of pepper-infused rum. Like her husband Baron Samedi, Maman Brigitte rules the cemetery and the dead. She is called upon in matters involving healing and to punish the wicked.