Haitian Vodou

Voodoo
Voodoo
Voodoo Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is vodoun that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, a small town in Benin, is often called the 'cradle of voodoo'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population. The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carri
Voodoo also called Vodoun and Hoodoo is a culmination of the West Afri
Voodoo also called Vodoun and Hoodoo is a culmination of the West Afri
Voodoo, also called Vodoun and Hoodoo, is a culmination of the West African religions and Catholic beliefs brought to Haiti during the French settlement. Voodoo is a direct result of the slave trade. The whites forbade the slaves to practice their traditional rituals which involved the abuse of one's body. Because they disapproved of these practices, they imposed Catholicism by baptizing new members of society as Catholics. Voodoo rituals center around the belief in loa, which are the deities o