Where did voodoo start?
Africa...then moved to america's and caribbean
What is voodoo?
african traditional relgious practices in haiti that are mixed with catholicism
Voodoo emphasizes serving...
what is the most important animal in voodoo
what is the most important ritual
what do they believe happens when they dance?
human world and spirit world unite
What was the only successful slave revolt in the americas?
the voodoo priest that specializes in catholic rituals
what does every voodoo ritual begin with?
Haitian tyrant that had secret police that terrorized the population. What he did damaged voodoos reputation among practitioners. caused massive migration to Americas because of his tyrany
Francois Duvalier aka Papa Doc
Papa doc's successor who lives in exile in France
Jean-Claude Duvalier aka Baby Doc
Voodoo is monotheistic. Who is the one god?
Gran Met (good god)
Ritual objects that you often wear. Use for protection
Wangas and gardes
The spirits that people serve. inbetween us and god.
Rada is which lwa?
Sweet with roots in africa
Petwo is which lwa?
bitter, origins in haiti
Ritual knowledge gained upon initiation. Grow in this as you move up in voodoo
voodoo temple. always have a pole in the middle that the lwa decend down. most in people's homes
sacred rattle that you shake when you are possessed
Spirit possession is referred to as...
The oldest and most powerful lwa. when possed you take traits of the lwa, so you act like an old man. Associated with st. patrick bc st. patrick bannishes snakes from ireland
Wife is ezili (virgin mary/)