Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Shrine For Marie Laveau To Replace Tomb Devotion

I recently blogged that starting this month only relatives of people entombed in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 may freely visit the cemetery. Otherwise, everyone else must be accompanied by a tour guide who has paid a fee to be able to conduct tours in the cemetery. Well, "Voodooists" in New Orleans have created a shrine to Marie Laveau, complete with a 9ft statue, that they hope will be a place to continue devotion to Marie Laveau.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/3/10/new-orleans-to-welcome-voodoo-queen-shrine.html

I'm not sure how they will continue the whole "making the X on her tomb" ritual as authorities no longer want people to do that anymore.

1 comment:

  1. That was an interesting article. Thanks for posting.

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