After the Haitians revolutionization ended, free Haitians combined 2
religious to produce a third that looks like Catholicism on the outside
but is actually very different.
Vodou is an example of creole culture because it was created to find a
way to live in conditions that are among the worst in the world. Creole
was created a blend of African and European cultures in an adjustment
in world view to cope with their new experiences and harsh struggles.
Similarly, vodou was devised to minimize pain and strengthen
survivors. The blend of African and European cultures is also seen in
the religion, in which several Roman Catholic figures are given
Haitian forms and are linked through African spirits.
16. How do some Vodou believers explain same-sex desire and/or
What is Benedict Anderson’s definition of the nation and what are two
key features or characteristics of this definition?