The Coolest Voodoo Dolls Ever!
Welcome to the Coolest Voodoo Dolls Ever!
The making of dolls, poppets, fetishes, and ritual effigies has taken place since antiquity. Human-like forms made of clay, stone, cloth, wax, roots, and wood meant to contain the essence or power of particular spirits can be found from early paleolithic cultures to contemporary society.
According to the available archaeological evidence, dolls are believed to be the oldest known toy. Dolls have been found in Egyptian tombs dating to as early as 2000 BC. In Egypt, as well as Greece and Rome, it was common to find dolls in the graves of children. Many were made of wood, although pottery dolls were buried with children from wealthier families. Dolls with movable limbs and removable clothing date back to 200 BCE.
In ancient times, dolls were used as representations of a deity, and played a central role in religious ceremonies and rituals. Effigies, for example, were used in religious rituals to represent an undesired person or spirit and burned to destroy the unwanted element. In traditional European pagan cultures, corn dollies were made of straw and associated with harvest customs. Native American Kachinas dolls were meticulously carved from cottonwood root and painted to represent figures from Hopi mythology. Voodoo dolls are believed to be used by slaves as spiritual tools of empowerment and protection. In many early cultures, dolls were used for fertility purposes. Today, Voodoo dolls and poppets continue to be used in magick and ritual (Alvarado, 2009).
This lens presents what I think to be some of the coolest dolls used in magic and ritual. I hope you enjoy them!
St. Patrick's Day Voodoo Doll
Magickally created with purpose and intent, this good luck and prosperity Voodoo doll is ready to work his lucky mojo for you.
The Saint Patrick's Day Voodoo doll is a good luck and prosperity Voodoo doll. He is dressed in green like the color of money, and is used to bring good luck, fortune, or whatever you desire!
When it's time to gamble or test your luck, it's natural to want all the extra help you can get. Lucky charms such as voodoo dolls and other objects have been used for hundreds of years by people looking to get lucky in love, business, or, more often, when gambling. It's easy for folks to say they don't believe in luck or good luck charms, but many of those very same people will do anything in the world that they think might bring them luck, when they really need it.
Whether you're playing online at Internet gambling, going to a casino, playing bingo, or picking lotto numbers, it's only natural to want a bit of an extra edge. Gamblers of all sorts often turn to whatever lucky charm works best for them, whether it's sitting at a certain seat, wearing a shirt of a certain color, or rubbing a lucky object, everyone has their own personal routines and beliefs when they're looking for luck. Feeling lucky? Lucky Voodoo dolls and doll babies are among the most popular gambling charms.
Ju Ju Doll
Ju Ju dolls are a commonly sought for their good luck and protection properties. The term "ju ju" refers to an object, in this case a doll, that has
been blessed and functions to keep evil and negativity away. Sometimes Ju Ju dolls are referred to as guardians because they are used to protect the home from negativity.
A very powerful loa, Baron Samedi is the head of the family of ancestral loa, the Gud, and is considered one of the patron loas of New Orleans Voodoo.Baron Samedi guards the crossroads between life & death, guarding the crossroads of this world to the underworld. He absolutely loves children and protects them with all of his power. He is a very powerful magician and is very helpful with magick rituals, especially those involving children, money, and life changes. Baron Samedi is known to be very wise & honest in his responses to those seeking his help!
Day of the Dead Doll
This Day of the Dead Voodoo doll calavera is made in honor of Catrina, made popular by renowned author, journalist and political cartoonist Guadalupe Posada, (1852-1913). He is credited for popularizing the Day of the Dead celebrations, especially through the creation of skeletal cartoons that capture the Mexican attitude towards death. The name Catrina means "dapper," and she reflects the fashions of the times. I have recreated this fashionable diva as a Day of the Dead doll calavera that exudes comedic elegance.
Bayou Swamp Ju Ju Doll
Voodoo as we know it today is a religion borne of an era in history where people held other people captive and exploited them in slavery. Those who were enslaved struggled to maintain and preserve their faith in the gods of their ancestors. Their forced immersion into different cultures and intermingling with people of other tribes, nations, races, and spiritual traditions resulted in a Creolized African-derived religion. From this struggle, New Orleans Voodoo emerged in the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. Bayou Swamp Ju Ju dolls reflect the Louisiana folk art tradition, coupled with Louisiana folklore and Creole Voodoo.
Black Cat Ju Ju Doll
Historically, black cats were symbolically associated with witchcraft and evil. In the African American hoodoo tradition, black cats are considered to be good luck in matters of sports and gambling, particularly with card games and playing the lottery.