See Voodoo, also a term used to describe a practitioner of voodoo or a shaman in voodoo cultures.
a polytheistic religion practiced chiefly in the Caribbean region, deriving principally from traditional African religious forms and containing elements borrowed from the Roman Catholic religion (see syncretism; Santeria).
the religion of Haiti (also known as voodoo) largely derived from the Yoruba pantheon while incorporating aspects of other African religions.
The West African Fon-Ewe word for "Spirit". Voodoo is often thought of as evil or "black magic" by westerners due to a misunderstanding of the use of animal sacrifices and other rituals. Most people who practice Vodun do not stick needles in dolls or use it to conjure up the dead for evil purposes.
African religious ideas and practices among descendants of African slaves in Haiti. (p. 659)