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Glossary of REL- Vodou

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vadoux
describes African dance in Haiti, origin of word Vodou
Lakous
communities that former slaves established, become centers of vodou
Pretsavann
priest that would come to vodou ceremonies to offer Catholic prayers
Francois Duvalier
Papa Doc
President 1957-71
Tyrannical, had secret police
Jean-Claude Duvalier
Baby Doc
President 1971-86
Lives in exile in France
4 regions of origin of Vodou
Arada, Naga, Congo, Petro
Wangas and Gardes
ritual objects that channel invisible spiritual forces
Lwa
superhuman beings, have relationship with one Lwa
Konesans
knowlege gained through initiation into a Vodou community. 3 levels
ounsi
spouses of lwas
oungan/manbo
male/female priests
Ounfo
name of Vodou temple
Ason
sacred rattle
Danbala
most powerful vodou spirit. associated with snakes, wife is Virgin Mary

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