Vodun #2: Statues

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Statues are another common sight where we live. They are sometimes sheltered by a roof and sometimes surrounded with trees. This statue sits at the entrance to a farm I work at, and I am always interested to see if there’s fresh evidence of a ceremony: melted wax, traces of pigment, bottles of liquor or palm oil, clay jars and ashes.

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The statues often incorporate real animal horns and teeth.

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Some of the statues emphasize certain anatomical features.

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