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Voudon is a Monotheistic Religion: Followers of Vodoun believe in a single, Supreme God that can be equated with the Catholic God. This deity is known as Bondye...It's an African Witchcraft tradition mixed with Roman Catholic beliefs, and commonly practiced in New Orleans, Haiti, and parts of the Caribbean. Voudon is a Pagan religion which has a strong magical aspect.
Tia Dalma was a mysterious Caribbean soothsayer. A mystic who wields the power of voodoo-like magic, there was more to her than meets the eye. Before she was known as Tia Dalma, she was the sea goddess Calypso, until the First Brethren Court tricked the goddess and imprisoned her into the body of a mortal woman, withe the help of her former lover Davy Jones. A woman of power, Tia Dalma resided deep within the bayou swamps of Cuba, in a sprawling wooden shack perched in a treetop by the mouth…
Baga, Guinea, late 19th centuryAccession Number 18.104.22.168 Baga mainly live along the coastal regions of Guinea but this d’mba figure was collected in Sierra Leone, probably through Temne middlemen. We know very little about this type of figure, even though Pablo Picasso owned two like it. “I have felt my strongest artistic emotions when suddenly confronted with the sublime beauty of sculptures executed by the anonymous artists of Africa. These works of a religious, passionate, and…
When Priestess Miriam first arrived in New Orleans, she had no idea that she was joining a long line of Voodoo Priests and Priestesses who had also been summoned here by some invisible force.