Voodoo queen Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau some believed the great sorcerer, and others — just a clever charlatan. For many years she held the honorary post of "voodoo queen" of New Orleans. Remember it even after a half century. They say that her spirit did not find peace: and after death, and so far he is able to create magical things … But let's see, who was a Marie actually.

As stated in the sources, Marie Laveau was born in 1794 in New Orleans (USA). She was a mulatto, illegitimate daughter of plantation owner and one of his slaves. The girl was brought up in his father's house, and from childhood was to missions and the Catholic faith. At twenty-five she married a man named Jacques Paris, the freedmen. But soon her husband to go somewhere and disappeared. A few years later he was found dead.

To earn a living, Mary opened a hair salon. She listened attentively to talk clients and collected information, which is then used for their own purposes. The next venture was the opening of Marie Laveau brothel on Lake Pontchartrain. As his mistress, Lavaux learned many secrets about the people of New Orleans.

In the end, she became interested in voodoo, which is actively practiced color and black population of the city. She became involved in gatherings in the wasteland of the French Quarter, where vuduisty held their ceremony, and it was not long, as it declared a local "voodoo queen."

Most often, the "queen" accessed when needed help in love affairs or had lime enemy. Marie made voodoo dolls, which throws up on the threshold to the victims, and they soon die … at least, so the story goes.

In addition, the Witch mascots manufactured the "Gris-Gris." They were a small cloth bag, a small handbag or a purse made out of fabric. Could lie within the grass, stones, bones, dust from the cemetery, spices, hair or nail clippings — all depended on for any purpose is a talisman. "Gris-gris" used to attract health, money and love, protection from harm and more. For example, gamblers offered bags of red flannel with magnets inside or pouches filled with sharks teeth and soaked pigeon blood — it was believed that they are able to attract good luck in the game …

Sometimes ordered "gris-gris" to bring on someone tampering. Then Marie manufactured the bag from a piece of shroud of a man who died nine days ago. Inside were dried eyed toad and lizard pinky black man, committed suicide, the wings of a bat, cat-like eyes, the owl's liver and heart of a cock …

The rumor claimed that if hide such "gris-gris" in the things of man, he surely die. Special demand mascots "on damage" in African-American slaves, who they tried to be the death to the light of their white masters, they were treated brutally.

However, Marie Laveau was very popular among the white population of New Orleans. It is referred to with their problems by representatives of the local elite, the press wrote about it …

In 1869, Mary was forced to withdraw from his official title of "Queen of Voodoo" since reached an advanced age. But she has not ceased to engage in witchcraft. Died the most famous witch of New Orleans in 1881.

It is not known who was actually Marie — Is it just a clever charlatan, or is it to have a real talent for magic … However, it's not necessary to be a magician from birth. Magic rituals, in contrast to telepathy or clairvoyance, can be learned, there is a will …

They say New Orleans to St. Louis Cemetery is often seen ghost Marie Laveau, strolling between the tombs. Learn voodoo priestess can be red and white turban with seven knots. Under his breath spirit mutters special curse intended to punish the violators of peace cemetery.

Sometimes next to Marie Laveau see big snake. It is a symbol of Boa — one of the main voodoo deities. At Marie was a real snake, bearing the name of Zombie, and when the witch is dead, buried her with pitomitsy. Also see a snake crawling near the tomb of the mistress …

It is said that Marie Laveau and after death is able to meet the desires. To do this you need to draw on the wall of her tomb cross, put three coins, stand near the grave three times to turn around and knock three times on the door of the crypt … Some spend here and voodoo rituals. They often go after items — flowers, candles, beads, dolls … but to touch them in any case can not — they can lay a curse or a plot on the disease.

In short, Marie Laveau, to some degree "alive" and after his death. However, the same can be said of any outstanding personality …

Margarita Trinity

Category: Mystery and Mysticism

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