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The Seven Nanchons or loa-families in Vodou

There are several families or “nanchons” (from “nations”) of loa or vodou spirits. These nanchons are: Rada (also Radha), Petro (also Pethro, Petwo), Nago, Kongo, Djouba, Ibo and Ghede (also Guede, or Gede). Most...

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19th Century New Orleans Superstitions

This article is based on extracts from a historically interesting article on New Orleans Vodou beliefs, published by Lafcadio Hearn in the Harper’s weekly of December 25th, 1886 and republished in An American miscellany,...