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Aug 25, 2014

Fantasy & Reality: The Zombies

In Haitian folklore, a zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi, Haitian French: zombi) is an animated corpse raised by magical means, such as witchcraft.
The concept has been popularly associated with the Vodou religion, but it plays no part in that faith's formal practices.

To many people, both in Haiti and elsewhere, zombies are very real. They are not a joke; they are something to be taken seriously. Belief in magic and witchcraft is widespread throughout Haiti and the Caribbean, often in the form of religions such as voodoo and santeria.
Haitian zombies were said to be people brought back from the dead (and sometimes controlled) through magical means by voodoo priests called bokors or houngan. Sometimes the zombification was done as punishment (striking fear in those who believed that they could be abused even after death), but often the zombies were said to have been used as slave labor on farms and sugarcane plantations. In 1980, one mentally ill man even claimed to have been held captive as a zombie worker for two decades, though he could not lead investigators to where he had worked, and his story was never verified.

Zombies in Books.

 As a reader, I've found 4 kind of zombies in books. It depends on your choice of the ones you want to read.

The Gross Zombies.


The Sweet Zombies 

The Hot Zombies 

And the "handmade" zombies. 
I can't decide if the zombies from The Reaper Diaries series are sweet or gross or just shallow. This book mixes zombies and Egyptian Mythology.



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