Voudon is a Monotheistic Religion: Followers of Vodoun believe in a single, Supreme God that can be equated with the Catholic God. This deity is known as Bondye...It's an African Witchcraft tradition mixed with Roman Catholic beliefs, and commonly practiced in New Orleans, Haiti, and parts of the Caribbean. Voudon is a Pagan religion which has a strong magical aspect.
Haitian Vodou, a religion practiced in Haiti, is featured in the film, the Princess and the Frog (McGee, 2012, p. 248). The film features Dr. Facilier, an evil voodoo witch doctor, who turns two of the main characters into frogs. The character of Dr. Facilier is an inaccurate portrayal of voodoo as he is greedy and immoral (McGee, 2012, p.249).
Gabriel Alix was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti, in November 1930 and died in 1998. He was introduced to Dewitt Peters by Hector Hyppolite, the “grand old man of Haitian art” in 1946. Alix was a faithful member of the Centre d’Art for many years, and was one of the acknowledged, premier “first generation” Haitian primitive painters. His paintings, treasured by collectors, depict still life, religious subjects (including vodou) and animals.
HAITI-RELIGION-GOOD FRIDAY People gather for the annual Good Friday pilgrimage before Easter on March 29, 2013 at Morne Calvaire, near Port-au-Prince. AFP PHOTO Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)