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The Coolest Voodoo Dolls Ever!

Updated on September 26, 2012

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.

Baron Samedi

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.

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      upyoursmate 5 years ago

      The dolls are a way to generate good luck and fortunes my way.

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      voudoun 7 years ago

      It would be an honor to win Bling Bling Boudreaux because I have always wished to possess an authentic poppet, especially one that brings good luck. But I need this doll to bring me good luck to win this contest :p

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      Snitfit 8 years ago

      I wish to win the Bling Bling Boudreaux doll on behalf of a loved one whose wallet has shrunk and his job prospects have suffered greatly in recent months. He is now unemployed and on the verge of being evicted and rendered homeless, with no immediate options for a place to stay. I firmly believe that with the help of Bling Bling Boudreaux and St. Expedite, I can turn the tide for him.

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      AJ26 8 years ago

      Hello. It's nice to finally talk to you. I would like this Voodoo doll to be in my home. I would like this Voodoo doll to use on my sister. She is very tight on money. Her last name is also Boudreaux. She also doesn't believe in Voodoo and I want to make a believer out of her. This doll would be perfect for her money situation. If I do win I would take very good care of the doll. I have joined Voodoo Muse and I do have an account so it will be easy for you to email me.

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      longleggedfirecracker 9 years ago

      Greetings voodoomama! If Bling Bling Boudreaux is still available, I would love to welcome him into my home...I am also a Voodoo doll virgin! I actually came across your site researching Oshun, as she has been calling to me lately...I am going through divorce problems and have been paying an attorney (over $14K) for 3 years now...We are in no better position than when all this started. I am raising the two kids on my own with no help from family on either side-their father has gotten out of everything that should have helped and we have nothing to show for out of the process (except wasted money, it appears)...my attorney is now suing me since I owe him even more $$, and cannot afford to give him anything while supporting the three of us...Oh mighty Bling! With permission and good graces from voodoomama, grant this unlucky Irish girl some fortune! Grace my altar, even one of your own, if you'd like, so that we can be a confident and independent family!

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      Wickedpa 9 years ago

      Between finances and un wanted individuals I can use all the help I can get

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      VoodooLover 9 years ago

      Hi voodoomamaIf I won Bling Bling I would be soo happyIn him I see something I could trust easilyI would love to be more like him please grant my wish and thank yoemma c

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      SallyForth2 9 years ago

      Blessed Be. Bling Bling wants to come Down Under and dance with the Rainbow Serpant. Then reward will flow from the loa in two directions, like the flow of the tides. Les Invisibles have more room to stretch their legs down here in Australia!

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      VoodooLover 9 years ago

      Hi VoodoomamaI would like to say this is the cololest voodoo free voodoo doll s ever pageI would like to win Bling Bling Boudreaux because I think she would make my life so much easier because I am a single mother and have 2 children under 5 . I live with my parents and she would maybe let me buy my own house and find someone Thank you

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      Wickedpa 9 years ago

      Merry Meet voodoomamaI'm not going to feed you a line of BS I have been interested in VooDoo for many years and probably one of the main reasons are the VooDoo dools and the gris gris bags. I was able to meet a lady who is a mambo and she told me some interesting things about her religion.as for Bling bling he seems happy ,confident and just plain Kool. I feel that he would help me out of the rut That i'm in.

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      LitFuel 9 years ago

      Hi Voodoomama...Yes I do receive the VooDoo Muse emails. It's always an interesting read. I hope I do win Bling Bling, I plan on adding company for him later(I just can't make up my mind what I want to buy , so many great choices). Have you ever thought about making an Agwe doll? I love the ocean. I would prefer to be a love or sex zombie slave but do what you will...It's your zombie ;)

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      Denise M Alvarado 9 years ago from Southwest

      Hey Litfuel, have you joined the Voodoo Muse? I will need your email address to contact you if you are the winner, and with the answers you have given me so far, how can I not give you Bling Bling? Always wanted my own zombi slave :))

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      LitFuel 9 years ago

      A follow up...not that the above reasons are not more than enough. I've just came into a situation where a certain amount of money would REALLY change my life for the better if received by May or June. I see Bling Bling as a sign this may happen.I need all the positive vibes I can get :)

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      LitFuel 9 years ago

      First: because I'm a virgin to voodoo dolls and I want VoodooMama's doll to be my first...(be gentle) :) Second: I would gladly be your zombi slave. Third: Your picture is rather hot ;) I'm really enjoying all the information you provide and the interesting things to buy.

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      Denise M Alvarado 9 years ago from Southwest

      Okay, now give me your best reasons!