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Transcript of Voodoo
by Jayda Allen
The practice of wearing amulets was for protection, healing, or the harm of others
Used bones, nails, roots, holy water, holy candles, holy incense, holy bread, or crucifixes
Came from Jehovah, Christianity, and Catholicism
Superstitions and Spells
A lock of a girl's hair brings good luck.
If you lay a broom across the doorway at night, a witch can't come in and hurt you.
Having a woman visit you the first thing on Monday mornings is bad luck for the rest of the week.
Don't borrow or lend salt because that is bad luck.
If you sweep trash out of the house after dark you will sweep away your luck.
Don't shake a tablecloth outside after dark or someone in your family will die
Voodou/Voudoun/ Modern Day Voodoo
Now used potions, demonic dolls, demonic african gods and to get revenge on others
Voodoo was used for medical and cleansing of the body
Lots of sick people during the trade from Africa to America
Voodoo was often used to cure anxiety, addictions, depression, loneliness, and other life problems
Marie Laveau born free Creole and Caucasion woman
Known for being called "Voodoo Queen"
Used gris-gris(oils, mixtures, powders, potions, dolls, etc.
This came directly from the slaves during the trade from Africa to Europe to Jamaica/Haiti to American
On their way they were often infected with diseases because of their conditions while being on the boats
Parents were sold together with their children under fourteen years of age
Used for eunuchs and concubines
Sayings and Spirits
Put spirits inside bones or statues
Dress in gholish clothing to represent their African Gods.
“Voodoo is not some kind of black magic cult. It's the distillation of very profound religious ideas that came over during the tragic era of slavery.”