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Unformatted text preview: Anthro 111 – April 7 th Dunbalah – Serpent God: believed to have brought rain to help nourish the earth Many different animals are used to cast spells / worship People concerned with the killing of animals, but sacrificing doesn’t necessary mean killing just making sacred. Many different religions that use the sacrificing of animals. Voodoo sacrificing of animals is central in their ways 1993 very public case of animal sacrificing, went to Supreme Court ruled Constitutionally legal because of freedom of religion. Many different gods/deities Mother goddess, war god, it is a mystery not for sure known Gods are always being added. French general builds estate in middle of forest, begins seeing apparitions moves out of forest. Believed to be Voodoo gods Slave trade, both black and whites forced into slavery Forced to do rituals, thought that they would forget their memories of home. Their ancestral beliefs still remained though. Kept religion in their minds and hearts. Potomental – single trunk that they use to perform their rituals, believed to be where their two worlds meet. Haiti – One of the poorest societies in the western hemisphere, focal point of Voodoo Makendal – Man arrested of possessing illegal poisons, sentenced to burn but escaped. Spirit lived on look up to in Voodoo....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course ANTH 111 taught by Professor Keith during the Spring '08 term at Ball State.
- Spring '08