“Iwa” Sculpture by Addé (2018).
Voodoo practitioners venerate a pantheon of spirits which are called “lwas.” The term “lwa” comes from the French word “loi,” meaning “law.” Each lwa represents a law of nature or human condition.Adepts regard and respect the Iwa, do not worship them, yet expect some improvement in their lifes.
Voodoo is a cultural form of the Afro-American religions developed by West and Central Africans populations of Louisiana.
Voodoo was brought to French Louisiana during the colonial period by enslaved Africans from West Africa
They were from various ethnicities and cultures. They were Bambara, Mandinga, Wolof, Ewe, Fulbe, Fon,Yoruba, Chamba, Congo, Ibo, Ado, Hausa, and Sango.
Iwa(s) come probably from the Nkisi, power figures used in Western/ central African cultures.
“Iwa” Sculpture by Addé 2018
Litanie des Saints – Dr John
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