The Caribbean Dictionary

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Ghost or spirit of a dead person or animal
Ghost or spirit of a dead person or animal
Ghost or spirit of a dead person or animal
A miniature man, roughly 2 feet tall, brought into being on Good Friday to do the evil bidding of his summoner. According to legend,...
Ghost or spirit of a dead person or animal
One who is possessed by a loa (spirit) during a Vodou ritual.
A mythical half woman, half cow being used to scare children into behaving themselves
A day walking duppy or spirit
An occult practice in which participants make deals with evil supernatural entities in order to achieve financial or other forms of...
An mythical orphaned child with backwards pointing feet that dwells in the forest
An mythical orphaned child with backwards pointing feet that dwells in the forest
Ghost or spirit of a dead person or animal
The Vodun Festival of the Dead, marked on November 2nd anually.
Ghost or spirit of a dead person or animal
Translated as ‘female devil’ from French, La Diablesse is a Caribbean Folklore Character who was born human but her dealings with...
Translated as ‘female devil’ from French, La Diablesse is a Caribbean Folklore Character who was born human but her dealings with...

loa

The spirits of Haitian Voodoo that serve as an intermediary between God and humanity.
lusca
A mythical sea monster variously described as half shark, half dragon, half octopus.

lwa

The spirits of Haitian Voodoo that serve as an intermediary between God and humanity.
The spirits of Haitian Voodoo that serve as an intermediary between God and humanity.
A common character in Ananci stories
veve
A religious symbol used to represent the loa (spirits) during Vodou rituals. The symbol also acts as a beacon for the loa.

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