Episode 100: Vodou Crossroads

As we celebrate a true milestone moment, our 100th episode, we would like to invite you all to join us in exploring a cultural crossroads that has inspired our love of stories from the beginning. Join us this week as we discuss Vodou, the lore and legend which surrounds it and it’s deep connections to the island of Haiti. Did the revolution truly begin with a blood sacrifice? Are zombies real? What’s a lwa? Was Duvalier a dictator or something more terrible still? Did Vodou have something to do with the 2010 earthquake? We can’t promise we’ll have all the answers, but we will certainly have some fantastic stories, and they’re certainly not Just A Story.

Guest Story Teller: The Curator of Audio Dime Museum https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/audio-dime-museum-carnivale/id1096211271?mt=2

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Original Lwa artwork by Saundra Elise Ziyatdinova. Her other work can be seen at:  https://erzulieredeyes.wordpress.com/



Wolf-men’ lynched in Haiti’s ruins – ABC News


This rare illness makes people think they’re dead – Washington Post

The Tragic, Forgotten History of Zombies – The Atlantic

Reports of Voodoo Worship in Hayti and Louisiana W. W. Newell The Journal of American Folklore

Myths Obscure Voodoo, Source of Comfort in Haiti – NYT

The Modern Zombie – Heathen Horror

White Zombie – Bela Lugosi – 1932

Africanisms in American Culture edited by Joseph E. Holloway

Saints & Angels – Catholic Online

Saint Anthony of Padua: The Iconography

Haiti’s Poverty Stirs Nostalgia for Old Ghosts – NYTs

The Death and Legacy of Papa Doc Duvalier – TIME

5 reasons why Haiti’s Jean-Claude Duvalier is infamous – Christian Science Monitor

Tonton Macoutes In Haiti, An Evil Legacy Of The Duvalier Dynasty – Haiti Observer

History of Haiti – Brown University

From Slave Revolt to a Blood Pact with Satan: The Evangelical Rewriting of Haitian History by Elizabeth McAlister

Voodoo Spiritual Temple

Voodoo and Politics in Haiti by Michel S LaGuerre

Midnight Scenes and Orgies”: Public Narratives of Voodoo in New Orleans and Nineteenth-Century Discourses of White Supremacy – Michelle Y. Gordon – American Quarterly

A Dictionary of Voodoo terms – Bob Corbett – Hartford – World History Archives

Michigan State University – Resources – The Kingdom of This World

Voodoo Authentica New Orleans – Glossary of Voodoo Terms

Ezili Konnen – Lwa Overview

Hougan Sydney – Vodou Spirits

Kiwi Mojo Store and Blog

The Ancestral Lwa – Meta Religion

Voodoo – 101 Projects 101 days – Voodoo Loa

Spellbinding Sisters – Voodoo and Lwas

Voodoo Priest Man – Blog

Thalia Took Art – Erzulie

Tribe of the Sun – Deities & Guides

Vodou Roots – Lwa

Spell Hub: Maman Brigitte – Vodou Goddess of the Dead

Blood and Bourbon – The Loa

Creole Moon Tarot – At the Crossroads with Papa Legba

Bois Caïman and the Romance of Revolutionary Vodou – Invisible Mirrors Blog John Cussans

History, Beliefs, and Traditions of Voodoo – The Lwa – James Duvalier

Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age edited by Christopher Leslie Brown and Phillip D. Morgan

Haiti: Rape, murder and voodoo on the Island of the Damned by Andrew Malone for The Daily Mail

Haitian Voodoo in the Eighteenth Century: Language, Culture, Resistance by David Greggus

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