Learn the story of Marie Laveau “The Queen of Voodoo”, and the legend regarding her grave …
In 1794, Marie Laveau was born in the French Quarter of New Orleans, a woman who, despite being a Catholic, witchcraft was always part of her life, because the city’s African slaves were voodoo practitioners.
She was a hairdresser for the women of high society, to whom she sold gray-gray, they were rituals and / or charms to do magic; Marie mixed Voodoo with Catholicism, as she used saints and sacred objects to perform her rituals.
Marie became rich, because her spells and love potions were guarantee.
It´s said that Marie Laveau was the queen of the voodoo queens. Her spells were so powerful that people with a lot of power came to her.
Since the Voodoo priestess passed away, she rests in the cemetery of Saint Louis, the oldest in New Orleans, where a legend was born …
It´s said that from the beyond Marie Laveau continues to grant magical favors to her visitors, so the tomb is the most visited in the cemetery, and the second most visited in the country.
Devotees invoke the spirit of the voodoo queen to ask for miracles; previously they did it by offering and scratching crosses on her grave, so it had to be restored and currently it´s forbidden to perform rituals that deteriorate the historical monument.
In fact, now you cannot enter the cemetery by yourself, you have to take a tour with an authorized guide, who will take you to the tomb of Marie Laveau and other places of interest.
And although it´s most likely that the remains of Marie Laveau rest in her grave, there is another legend, which tells that she is still alive and young, and can be seen roaming the streets of New Orleans.
Would you visit Marie Laveau’s grave?