Why are Haitians so affraid of this Butterfly?

What is it with Haitians and Butterflies? -- My wife woke up this morning to go to the gym, she spotted a big brown butterfly at the gate. She rushes back and asks me to come outside and open the gate... LOL...

A Butterly in Haiti

"Why?" I asked. "Just open the gate!"

"There is a big butterfly right at the gate where I have to hold to open it," she said. "come open it for me."

"Just shake the gate it will fly away," I replied.

Long story short... I had to get out of bed just to go outside and open the gate just because there is a butterfly on it.

"I am not affraid," she said, "I am sure it bring good luck!"

Yeah right... It bring so much good luck that I have to be the one benefits from all that good luck... SMH!

Why are Haitians so affraid of this Butterfly?

What do you think about that?

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Gonzales Joseph says...

Papa Loko W se vant pouse'm ale M se Papillon(butterfly) m va...

Papa Loko W se vant pouse'm ale
M se Papillon(butterfly) m va pote nouvelle bayo!

Translation:
Papa Loko you're the wind, push me to go
I'm the butterfly and I will bring them the news.
Meaning:
In Vodun Myth & folklore, a butterfly brings news, usually more bad then good!

Herman says...

Never heard about such fears, tels me my wive,who left Potopins...

Never heard about such fears, tels me my wive, who left Potopins since 1982
Might be an idiosyncrasia

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