Haitian Voodoo Misconception, Human Sacrifice
The idea of human sacrifice is a myth and goes against the moral code in place in Voodoo Religion. Voodoo religion does not believe in harming others. The myth was passed on due to the secret aspect of Voodooism which arose from people having to sneak around in order to practice it
Four Myths about Voodoo
1. Voodooists participate in human sacrifice was perpetuated by Haitian Consul Sir John Spenser, who created the myth in a book.
2. Voodoo dolls are meant to hurt others. Real Voodoo dolls are used to represent the loa gods, a way to communicate with the spirits of the dead.
3. Voodoo is a satanic practice. Voodoo actually has features in common with Catholicism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
4. Voodoo priests re-animate the dead as zombies. In Haiti the myth of zombies is used as thought control.« Previous · Next »