Haiti's chief voodoo priest explains the often misunderstood religion.
Voodoo in haiti [alfred metraux, hugo charteris] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers voodoo in haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. Vodou, also spelled voodoo, voudou, vodun, or french vaudou, a religion practiced in haitivodou is a creolized religion forged by descendents of dahomean, kongo, yoruba, and other african ethnic groups who had been enslaved and brought to colonial saint-domingue (as haiti was known then) and christianized by roman catholic.
First and foremost voodoo is a religion it is the dominant religion of haiti many of the practices and descriptions of voodoo belief may sound to us like rank superstition, but then, imagine the beliefs of christianity to people who know nothing about it tell them about the trinity or the.
Haitian vodou (/ ˈ v oʊ d uː /, french: , also written as vaudou / ˈ v oʊ d uː / known commonly as voodoo / ˈ v uː d uː /, sometimes as vodun / ˈ v oʊ d uː /, vodoun / ˈ v oʊ d uː n /, vodu / ˈ v oʊ d uː /, or vaudoux / ˈ v oʊ d uː /) is a syncretic religion practiced chiefly in haiti and the haitian diaspora. Voodoo (full documentary) haiti reminisced gucaimán night in which the slaves made a pact with the devil breaking their chains, giving rise to the.
The often-misunderstood religion is playing a key role as the caribbean country recovers from the earthquake that devastated it just five years ago.