The term “Voodoo” (also known as Vudun, Vodon, Vodoun, Voudou, etc.) encompasses some African tradion- al religions that are pracced by groups from the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria, the Ewe people of eastern/southern Ghana and southern/central Togo, the Fon of central/ southern Togo, the Fon peope of central/southern Togo and central/southern Benin, among others.
African voodoo has several variees in Africa, and has also informed the pracce of voodoo in places like Hai and Lou- isiana.
Voodoo considers all of creaon divine – and that every- thing in creaon contains the power of the divine. This is why one will oen see mundane objects used in voodoo rit- uals. Talismans or “feshes” are objects like statues or dried animal parts. These are bought and sold, and used for healing, rejuvenaon, and black magic.