Category: Caribbean


Erzulie, or Ezili, is considered a Haitian Voodoo Lwa (spirit or Goddess) of love and women. She has many different forms, aspects (depending on the region), and can be counted among either the Rada or Petwo Lwa (spirits or Gods). The Petwo rites arose in the New World during slavery, and Petwo Lwa are characteristically […]

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Jean Lafitte

Little is known of Lafitte’s early life, but records show that by 1809 he and his brother Pierre appeared to have established themselves in New Orleans, Louisiana. They started a blacksmith shop that was actually serving as a depot for smuggled goods and slaves brought ashore by bands of privateers. From around 1810 to 1814 […]

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