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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 17. What’s the difference between Vodou, Voudou, and Voodoo?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43132


This chapter compares and contrasts three different religious traditions with similar sounding names across the Caribbean and New Orleans. By exploring the role of syncretism in each one, the essay draws attention to the importance of cultural context.

Chapter Contributors

  • Emily Clark ( - emclark) 'Gonzaga University'