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I have decided it is appropriate to bring you history and what I can find on histories and practices of different Earth based religions beside the mostly commonly brought to you in this site. Since this is a site that was made to teach and bring you information outside of main stream Wicca. The first articles are on Vodun or in some parts of the world referred to as Voodoo.
Ask a hundred different voodoo priest about voodoo and you will get a hundred different answers.
The word ‘vodun’ — the Haitian word ‘Voodoo’ is derived from — comes from the African Fon Language which is still spoken today in Benin. Vodun means “divinity” or “Idol”.
The history of voodoo does not start, as many people believe around 1500 AD in Haiti, but about 15,000 years before Christ in Africa. Thus, the real source of voodoo is the Egyptian pyramids. These people would later come to be called ‘Yoruba’. They were slaves to the Pharaohs and Kings. These people were later released however they never forgot the unbelievable things that they saw. They had a profound admiration for God and desired to know him.
At This time the Yoruba crossed into Africa from Egypt, using a route which crossed over into Afica from the Nile …
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Vodun is sometimes called Voodoo, Vodoun, Vodou.
Religions related to Vodun are: Candomble, Lucumi, Macumba, and Yoruba)
Vodun (a.k.a. Vodoun, Voudou, Voodoo, Sevi Lwa) is commonly called Voodoo (vû’dû) by the public. The name was derived from the god Vodun of the West African Yoruba people who lived in 18th and 19th century Dahomey. Its roots may go back 6,000 years in Africa. That country occupied parts of today’s Togo, Benin and Nigeria. Slaves brought their religion with them when they were forcibly shipped to Haiti and other islands in the West Indies.
Vodun was actively suppressed during colonial times.
“Many Priests were either killed or imprisoned, and their shrines destroyed, because of the threat they posed to Euro-Christian/Muslim dominion. This forced some of the Dahomeans to form Vodou Orders and to create underground societies, in order to continue the veneration of their ancestors, and the worship of their powerful gods.” 1
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