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noun as in primarily Afro-Caribbean belief system

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The same missionary told me that in Sierra Leone, also, Obeah and poisoning go hand in hand.

But the pièce de résistance of the day was to be the examination and probable committal of the Obeah-man of those parts.

That spirit belongs to the Obeah, or Fêtish-man; and he puts it, by magic ceremonies, into any object which he chooses.

The ceiba is the sacred tree of the negro, the temple of Jumbi, the proper house of Obeah.

The rumor got about that Maumee Niña had become an Obeah woman,—a voodoo worker, a witch.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Obeah, such as: religion, worldview, hoodoo, magic, voodoo, and conjure.

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