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Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Jean-Claude Moschetti

EGUNGUN (Benin, 2007)

Egungun is a Vodun community in the West African country of Benin, which worships the ancestors. The members believe that their spirits watch over their descendants on earth and - depending on the amount of attention they are given - punish or reward them. The spirits can be invited to appear physically in the body of the Egungun. In this form they can punish the wrong-doings of the village, like supernatural inquisitors. According to popular belief, touching them, even by accident, is fatal.

  • EGUNGUN (Benin, 2007)

    Egungun is a Vodun community in the West African country of Benin, which worships the ancestors. The members believe that their spirits watch over their descendants on earth and - depending on the amount of attention they are given - punish or reward them. The spirits can be invited to appear physically in the body of the Egungun. In this form they can punish the wrong-doings of the village, like supernatural inquisitors. According to popular belief, touching them, even by accident, is fatal.

  • EGUNGUN (Benin, 2007)

  • EGUNGUN (Benin, 2007)

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