Introduction to Voodoo


Voodoo, or Vodou, as it is referred to in Haiti, is a much misunderstood religion which has its origins in both native African religions and Christianity. While often described as an evil, pagan, or satan-worshipping cult, this is not the case but rather a result of bad publicity, Hollywood inventions and blind speculation.

Practiced in Haiti, Vodou or Vodoun is the culmination of the African slaves' native religion and the Catholicism that was forced upon them. The word Vodoun itself comes from an African word for spirit. Vodou centers much around ones' spirit or soul and how to reach immortality. The purpose of this site is to enlighten the readers about the facts of voodoo and dispel the myths which have been created through ignorance and misunderstanding.

I got my information from the following sources.