Voodoo Meaning in usa The word voodoo, which has many different names and spellings (like vodun, vodou, voudou,
vudu, vodoun, vowdown, vooodooo, vundun) is the name of a West African animist, spiritual folkway. Some class it as a
religion. However, voodoo is more a way of life. It is a supernatural ancestral connection, passed from generation to
generation by word of mouth (oral tradition), rituals and spiritual practices. Voodoo has variations from tribe to tribe.
Religion, on the other hand, is based on formal organization, myths and dogma in texts, buildings constructed for
worship, and a hierarchy of ordained leaders.
- 1Vodou in Haiti
- 2Voodoo in the United States
- 3Voodoo in popular culture
- 5Related pages
voodoo often has animal sacrifice (the animal is killed for the spirits), but this is not common in Haiti. Voodoo in Haiti
and America has also added some Catholic ideas that were not known in African voodoo. The use of Catholic
saints/iconography may have developed as a means of adaptation, and survival, but also as a safety precaution.
of Haiti believed that voodoo had helped them win. Also, in Haiti there are both good priests and
“dark” sorcerers (called bokor). The bokor acts like a kind of religious policeman, and may curse bad people.
Voodoo in the United States[Voodoo in the united Kingdom] Voodoo in Texas]Voodoo in Mississipi] Voodoo in Newjersey] Voodoo in ohao/Hawaii
priest let Marie practice Voodoo in the Catholic Church, and as a result, she became famous, leading (along with
others) many in Louisiana to believe in Voodoo.
Like many other religions and practices, people learn about voodoo and hoodoo through movies and TV shows, where
it has gained the popularity it has today as a form of entertainment. Hoodoo was showcased in the 2005 horror-
movie Shaun of the Dead are both horror-comedies