Vodou Doctor / Shaman
A Coggle Diagram about History
(Majority of Africans brought as slaves to Haiti were from Guinea Coast of West Africa, decendants are primary practitioners
, Majority of Africans brought to South US were from the Kongo kingdom
, The most historically important Vodou ceremony in Haitian history was the Bwa Kayiman or Bois Caïman ceremony of August 1791 that began the Haitian Revolution, in which the spirit Ezili Dantor possessed a priestess and received a black pig as an offering, and all those present pledged themselves to the fight for freedom. This ceremony ultimately resulted in the liberation of the Haitian people from their French masters in 1804, and the establishment of the first black people's republic in the history of the world.
, Pantheon largely baised on time period.
, Two important factors, however, characterize the uniqueness of Haitian Vodou as compared to African Vodun; the transplanted Africans of Haiti, similar to those of Cuba and Brazil, were obliged to disguise their loa or spirits as Roman Catholic saints, an element of a process called syncretism.
, Vodou does not impose particular responsibilities or limitations based on gender; titles may differ, but the tradition has open gender parity.
and Although its essential wisdom originated in different parts of Africa long before the Europeans started the slave trade, the structure of Voodoo, as we know it today, was born in Haiti during the European colonization of Hispaniola.
), Religion/ Practices
(Rites / Rituals
, Afro-Haitian Religion Basics
, Family Traditions
, One God named Bondyé
(Negroid/ Congoid : Sub-Saharan African population skeletal traits - Biological
, Because blacks have such dense bones, they are less buoyant and less likely to be swimming champions. However, their bones are more resistant to aging.
, Loss of bone mass speeds up greatly under conditions of weightlessness, so blacks could probably survive longer space voyages than whites.
, It is little known that Africans have identical twins twice as frequently as Europeans
, They actually took measurements and found that popular myths are correct: blacks are better endowed than whites.
), Practical Practices
, Funerary Rituals
, Family Feasts
and Saints' Days Feasts
), Region/ Environment: Before Slavery
, Region/ Environment: After Slavery