Tuesday, 4 August 2015


... "The mythological world of Vodou is inhabited by a variety of unsavoury spiritual entities like werewolves, vampires, and zombies, most of which are manipulated by sorcery or gray magic. ...

The werewolf, or lougawou, are shape-shifting creatures that allegedly attack people, especially babies and young children. Folklore distinguished between vampires (as lougawou) and werewolves and claims that the former can change themselves into animals and inanimate objects, shed their skin, suck blood, and terrify those who walk late at night." ...

Source: Afro-Caribbean Religions: An introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions; Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, 2010 Temple University

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