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West African Voodoo or "Vodun" (meaning spirit) is practiced by the Fon people of Benin, and southern and central Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria.

Vodun is distinct from the various traditional African religions in the interiors of these countries and is the main source of religions with similar names found among the African diaspora in the Americas, such as Haitian Vodou; Dominican Vudú; Cuban Vodú; Brazilian Vodum (candomblé jeje and tambor de mina); Puerto Rican Vudú (Sanse); and Louisiana Voodoo.

In Vodun, all creation is considered divine. Vodun talismans, called "fetishes", are objects such as skulls, bones and animal parts, and statues that are sold in fetish markets for their healing and spiritually rejuvenating properties. Contrary to what is thought by many, these objects are often symbols of good luck and spirituality rather than evil or bad omens. They spirits that inhabit a fetish are felt to be able to perform different tasks. Combinations of these objects are used to create shrines to call forth specific Vodun spirits and their associated powers (Pinn, A, 2017).

Though dark and somewhat terrifying, Forgotten Tribes voodoo skulls are adorned with symbols such as the "all-seeing eye", a representation of the universe, "the sun" for transformation, "the turtle" for adaptability, and images representing strength, energy, freedom, harmony, peace, and the power of love.



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