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Voodoo New Orleans


Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo is a shop in New Orleans that offers products, services and information about Louisiana Voodoo as well as one of its most famous Creole practitioners—Marie Laveau.

Louisiana Voodoo, also known as New Orleans Voodoo, describes a set of underground religious practices that originated from the traditions of the African diaspora. It is a cultural form of the Afro-American religions that developed within the French, Spanish, and Creole speaking African American population of Louisiana. It is one of many incarnations of African-based religions rooted in West African Dahomeyan Vodun. They became syncretized with the Catholicism and Francophone culture of south Louisiana as a result of the slave trade.

Louisiana Voodoo is often confused with (but is not completely separable from) Haitian Vodou and southern Hoodoo. It differs from Vodou in its emphasis upon Gris-gris, voodoo queens, use of Hoodoo occult paraphernalia, and Li Grand Zombi (snake deity).