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{{Nihongo|'''Voodoo'''|ブードゥ|Būdo~u}} is an African diaspora religion, a mishmash of Afro-Caribbean [[Witch|witchcraft]] and [[necromancy]].
 
{{Nihongo|'''Voodoo'''|ブードゥ|Būdo~u}} is an African diaspora religion, a mishmash of Afro-Caribbean [[Witch|witchcraft]] and [[necromancy]].
 
==Principles==
 
==Principles==
There are a number of spirits or [[God|deities]] within Voodoo, referred to as the {{W|Loa}} (also spelled ''lwa''). One of these figures, {{W|Legba Ati-Bon|Legba Atibon}}, serves as intermediary between his kind and humanity, and thus indirectly appears in all Voodoo ceremonies.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt6>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17]] Chapter 2 Part 6</ref>
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There are a number of spirits or [[God|deities]] within Voodoo, referred to as the {{W|Loa}} (also spelled ''lwa''). One of these figures, {{W|Legba Ati-Bon}}, serves as intermediary between his kind and humanity, and thus indirectly appears in all Voodoo ceremonies.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt6>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17]] Chapter 2 Part 6</ref>
   
 
There are a number of concepts which are associated with Voodoo, some originating from cultures where Voodoo is also present, but are technically the result of misconceptions or falsities. Despite this, these concepts and their associations can be put into practice regardless.<ref name=ShinyakuV12Pr/><ref name=ShinyakuV12Ep/><ref name=ShinyakuV15Ch3Pt3/><!--verify difference between reality and Toaru series-->
 
There are a number of concepts which are associated with Voodoo, some originating from cultures where Voodoo is also present, but are technically the result of misconceptions or falsities. Despite this, these concepts and their associations can be put into practice regardless.<ref name=ShinyakuV12Pr/><ref name=ShinyakuV12Ep/><ref name=ShinyakuV15Ch3Pt3/><!--verify difference between reality and Toaru series-->
 
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
 
Voodoo has its roots in traditions and religions from West Africa. These beliefs were brought over to the {{W|New World}} with the slave trade, where they became syncretized with the culture of the slave owners together with a little Native American influence, eventually producing several varieties of the religion which came to be known as Voodoo.
 
Voodoo has its roots in traditions and religions from West Africa. These beliefs were brought over to the {{W|New World}} with the slave trade, where they became syncretized with the culture of the slave owners together with a little Native American influence, eventually producing several varieties of the religion which came to be known as Voodoo.
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