Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Benin's Amazing Technicolor Voodoo Cloaks

image credit: David Stanley

Voodoo has gotten a bad rap. Typically associated with the fear of someone sticking needles into a tiny doll that looks like you, it is widely stereotyped as a black magic cult.

But did you know that in the West African country of Benin, believed to be its place of origin, voodoo has been recognised as an official religion since 1989? To 17% of the nation, voodoo is their legitimate religion.

(via Everlasting Blort)

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