Taking place in La Merveille, the World of the Marvelous, the play depicts the struggle between Carabossa, who is colonizing the Caribbean with her "Greco-Latin magic", and the indigenous spirits and goddesses.
Manman Dlo, a native water goddess. The Antillean equivalent of Mami Wata and Yemaja.
Le Conteur, the narrator, a traditional Antillean storyteller. This character also portrays Papa Zombi.
Zita-trois-pattes, another indigenous goddess.
Les trois filles, the daughters of Zita.
Engagé, a creature who has sold his soul to the devil.