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Marie Laveau - voodoo queen.

Marie Laveau - voodoo queen.

Madame Marie Laveau's tomb in New Orleans

Madame Marie Laveau's tomb in New Orleans

Marie Laveau Tomb One of the most famous of all the old witches/ voodoo Queen of all time in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Marie Laveau Tomb One of the most famous of all the old witches/ voodoo Queen of all time in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Marie Laveau's resting place, New Orleans - Marie Catherine Laveau was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, also practiced Voudoun, as well as Voodoo. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following. Photo by Heather Mitchell - Jan 22, 2012 via Picasa #NewOrleans

Marie Laveau's resting place, New Orleans - Marie Catherine Laveau was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, also practiced Voudoun, as well as Voodoo. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following. Photo by Heather Mitchell - Jan 22, 2012 via Picasa #NewOrleans

Tomb of Marie Laveau, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

Tomb of Marie Laveau, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

Voodoo is an animist religion that consecrates a cult to Loas (gods) and to the ancestors. Voodoo originated in Africa, specifically with the Fon, Yoruba, and Ewe tribes. Geographically, those ethnic groups can be found throughout Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. More than a religion or a cult of death, voodoo plays a major role in everyday life through the symbolization of the African traditions for the Haitian people. Read more…

Voodoo is an animist religion that consecrates a cult to Loas (gods) and to the ancestors. Voodoo originated in Africa, specifically with the Fon, Yoruba, and Ewe tribes. Geographically, those ethnic groups can be found throughout Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. More than a religion or a cult of death, voodoo plays a major role in everyday life through the symbolization of the African traditions for the Haitian people. Read more…

This is a portrait of the great Voodoo Queen of New Orleans Marie Laveau.  In her day she was beloved and feared; although long deceased, her spirit is still sighted from time to time at some of her favorite haunts. Illustration via the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum/Jerry Gandalf (the artist not the wizard).  See Chapter 14 of Dixie Spirits: http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/dixie-spirits.html

This is a portrait of the great Voodoo Queen of New Orleans Marie Laveau. In her day she was beloved and feared; although long deceased, her spirit is still sighted from time to time at some of her favorite haunts. Illustration via the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum/Jerry Gandalf (the artist not the wizard). See Chapter 14 of Dixie Spirits: http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/dixie-spirits.html

Sherry Lynn Jacobs-Small's piZap page

Sherry Lynn Jacobs-Small's piZap page

Marie Laveau 7-Day Candle Label with Petition (my idol!)

Marie Laveau 7-Day Candle Label with Petition (my idol!)

I do not know the source of this image or its context. I saw it on Facebook and traced it on tineye.

I do not know the source of this image or its context. I saw it on Facebook and traced it on tineye.