Marie Laveau the great grand Voodoo Queen Of New Orleans is said to have had a snake called Zombi. Oral traditions suggest that the occult part of her magic mixed Roman Catholic beliefs and saints with African spirits and religious concepts. It is also alleged that her feared magical powers came in fact from a network of informants in the households of the prominent that she developed while a hairdresser and that she owned her own brothel. She excelled at obtaining inside information on her wealthy patrons by apparently instilling fear in their servants whom she "cured" of mysterious ailments.
On June 16, 1881, the New Orleans newspapers announced that Marie Laveau had died. This is noteworthy if only because she continued to be seen in the town after her supposed demise. It is claimed that one of her daughters by M. Glapion assumed her name and carried on her magical practice after her death.
Marie Laveau appears as a character in numerous novels, especially those that touch on the occult. New Orleans journalist Robert Tallant featured Laveau in two novels: The Voodoo Queen: A Novel and Voodoo in New Orleans. These are considered standard tales of Laveau and New Orleans and can be found in many New Orleans stores. She is the main character in the 1977 eponymously titled novel by Francine Prose, and figures in works of fiction including Neil Gaiman's SF novel American Gods, "The Arcanum" by Thomas Wheeler, Voodoo Dreams by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Isabel Allende's romance Zorro, and Midnight Moon by Lori Handeland, among others.
As a character, Marie Laveau appears in other genres as well, including children's literature, comic books, and short stories. She is an enemy of both Doctor Strange and Dracula in Marvel Comics.
THE TRUE VOODOO QUEENS AND KINGS
Voodoo was nore then alive in New Orleans before Marie Laveau became the regining Voodoo Queen. By the 1830s there were many voodoo queens in New Orleans, fighting over control of the Sunday Congo dances and the secret ceremonies out at Lake Pontchartrain. But when "Mamzelle" Marie Laveau decided to become queen, contemporaries reported the other queens faded before her, some by crumbling to her powerful gris-gris, and some being driven away by brute force. Marie was always a devote Catholic and added influences of Catholicism--holy water, incense, statues of the saints, and Christian prayers--to the already sensational ceremonies of voodooism. But Who are the real voodoo Kings and Queens of New Orleans? Find out more here > www.hauntedamericatours.com/voodoo/voodooqueens/voodooqueens.php
No one has ever been certain in modern times as to what Marrie Laveau actually looked like in real life. All images of her were exicuted after the great Voodoo Queens death.
QUEEN OF THE NEW ORLEANS VOODOO PAGES
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MARIE LAVEAU VOODOO QUEEN
Although there is plenty of information about Marie Laveau (Lavaux) and her daughter and namesake in the legends and lore of Old New Orleans, known as Marie II, separating the fact from the myth has always been a challenge for those seeking a true history of this famous New Orleans icon. Nearly everything that is known about them originates in the secretive oral tradition of the practitioners of Voodoo and that information has been embellished with hearsay and drama, making an already larger than life persona absolutely formidable in the tales that survive.
A MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION
IN HONOR OF MADAME MARIE LAVEAU A HAUNTED NEW ORLEANS TOURS EXCLUSIVE!
“My favorite thing about Voodoo is the concept that there’s an invisible world inside the physical world and its more beautiful there and more magical there, and everything is more possible there . . .”
Marie Laveau and the Devil Baby of Bourbon Street
In the early days of Marie Laveau’s rise to fame her clientele consisted mainly of Negroes, country folk and other free people of color whose long association with the practices of Vodusi and rootworkers made her a natural attraction to them.
MARIE LAVEAU QUEEN OF VOODOO
"Something very real is happening," said Martha Ward, a professor of anthropology at the University of New Orleans who wrote one of the forthcoming books about Laveau. "Americans today are hungry for spiritual fulfillment, and voodoo offers a direct experience with the sacred that appeals to more and more people.
BAYOU HEADWASHING : HONORING THE POWERFUL MARIE LAVEAU
If you are visiting New Orleans in the hazy month of June, do not miss this opportunity to experience this authentic voodoo ritual hosted by one of the most powerful practitioners of the religion in the South! Mambo Sallie Ann Glassman and La Source Ancienne Ounfo held the annual St. John’s Day headwashing ceremony to honor famed Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and to ask her aid in protecting her most beloved city as hurricane season dawns.
XXX MARKS THE SPOT: DEDICATION OR DESECRATION? CALLING ON THE QUEEN OF THE CITY OF THE DEAD
But you will always find the innumerable “X’s” blanketing this tomb and several others. The origins of this proverbial New Orleans Voodoo practice are unclear, but contrary to popular belief, it is not rooted in age-old local ritual. Judging from the sheer amount of X’s scrawled throughout the cemetery, it would appear the legions of Voodoo practitioners make their way through the City of the Dead on a regular basis. Although more Voodoo is practiced at this one tomb than any single tomb in the United States, many people who worship through Voodoo and genuinely live it as a lifestyle have never left a mark on the structures of the City of the Dead.
MARIE LAVEAUS' HOUSE OF VOODOO NEW ORLEANS
This truly and totally unique Voodoo shop and museum display is located in the heart of the New Orleans French quarter. This the original and only house on the reported actual site that legendary Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau once " REPORTEDLY " called home during her life, Marie II, briefly lived in what is now Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo, and adjacent to the St. Ann Street cottage where Marie I died.
Marie Laveau Voodoo Secret Society Curios THE HOUSE OF VOODOO
It is also said by New Orleans Practioners and local believers in Voodoo to be the most powerful of New Orleans voodoo charms, Gris-Gris, Ju-Ju hex totem fetish to remove all spells and evil doing that is sent your way.
Real Marie Laveau Tomb Ghost Pictures