(from Vodun, god, spirit, in the Fon language of Dahomey). Religion brought from Afr. to Haiti; practiced also elsewhere in the West Indies and in parts of the US; based on mythology and superstition; includes, e.g., spells, snake dances, and alleged communication with the supernatural world.
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