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A form of imitative magic. Voodoo. Origin of Voodoo. Originated in the African kingdoms of Fon and Kongo “Voodoo” means “sacred”, “spirit” or “deity”. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/places/culture-places/beliefs-and-traditions/benin_birthofvoodoo.html. Voodoo Traditions.

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A form of imitative magic

Voodoo


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Origin of Voodoo

  • Originated in the African kingdoms of Fon and Kongo

  • “Voodoo” means “sacred”, “spirit” or “deity”.

  • http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/places/culture-places/beliefs-and-traditions/benin_birthofvoodoo.html


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Voodoo Traditions

  • Monotheism(loa)

  • Oral tradition

  • Ceremonies & observances

    Voodoo ceremony in Togo, Africa


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Haitian Voodoo

  • Possession & sacrifice

  • Bokors

  • Day-to-day lives of Haitians

  • Hoodoo


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Voodoo Controversy

  • Suspicion , evil & worshiping of the devil.

  • Taboo

  • Spread of disease

  • Death

    This Voodoo altar incorporates dolls, bottles and ordinary objects.


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Voodoo

Animal Sacrifice

Possession

Voodoo Dolls


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Links to sites

American Museum of Natural History: Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/vodou/

NPR: Voodoo and West Africa's Spiritual Life

http://www.npr.org/programs/re/archivesdate/2004/feb/voodoo/

Historical Museum of Southern Florida: Orisha Worship in Miami

http://www.hmsf.org/exhibits/orisha/english/orisha-e-4.htm

PBS: Africans in America

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html

Discover Haiti

http://www.discoverhaiti.com/index1.shtml

http://www.people.howstuffworks.com/voodoo.htm

http://www.Voodooshop.com


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