About Voodoo Read Mami Wata Foundation Invitation Accepted To Anywhere © Lorem Ipsum Dolor 2010 Copyright (C) 2009 Voodoo Spiritual Organization HIHG, Inc. All Rights Reserved Vodoun is the traditional religion in Benin and Ghana. The Vodoun is often mistaken for Voodoo, or pure which craft, but is in reality so much more: A culture, a norm system and a fundament for traditional practices. Vodoun can  be evil, but is often not. While many still belive that the Vodoun tradition stems from the Caribbean and Brazil, its real cradel is Ghana and Benin. Although you will find Catholic, Protestant, Muslims and a variety of other religious groups and sects in Benin, Vodoun is the principal religion in the country. A popular joke says that in Benin you will find that among the population there are 30 % Christians, 20 % Muslims and 100 % Vodoun! Vodoun has a system of hundreds of Gods, and alongside the many Gods, there is a widespread cultivation of ancestral spirits. Among the most important Gods we find Heviosso (Shango), the God of thunder and is responsible for the harvest, and he is also the symbol of justice who will strike you if you commit a crime. There is Mami Wata, the mermaid, the Goddess of beauty and wealth. There is Ogou, the God of metals, who is also the God of the warriors. Since the ancestors were warriors you will find a shrine for Ogou in most houses. The God Legba, the gatekeeper, has stunned many a tourist with his massive erected penis. Sakpata, the God of smallpox, protects against disease and is also the God of the soil. Sakpata protected its worshippers long before the time of hospitals, and he still does today. Thron is a powerful and good God who protects you against curses and witchcraft. Each God has many children, or branches. Sakpata, for instance, has 41: among them, the one that goes in earth, the one that goes in water, the one that goes in fire, and the one that goes in the air. The spirits of the ancestors are represented by Egoun, the family name for the spirits. An ancestral spirit can be given general names describing the role of the family, the temper of the ancestor and also their habits. Ade would refer to someone calm, Agbannun to someone who was ill tempered, Abebe represents a head of family, and Tanan, always holding a knife, is forever defending himself. If you are lucky you will run into a celebration of ancestors in a street or squire, most typically in Ouidah, Abomey or Porto Novo. The ancestors covered in large colorful costumes spin and dance, and chase after the audience of the ceremony; to great excitement for both children and adults. Free Teaching About Voodoo Guarantee to keep working until you get RESULTS!