Is Voodoo A Common Practice In Trinidad? Caribbean / Tobago & Trinidad
Darius, I think voodoo (or obeah) as it was commonly referred too was mainly folklore, although I am sure there are a small number of individuals that may still attempt to work voodoo. However, I think this is true for most countries. In Trinidad, the old folks would always attribute 'bad' occurrences to obeah. If someone had a miscarriage, it was obeah. If you got an infection on your foot, it was obeah. If you had a toothache, it was obeah. All the things they could not explain easily (mainly because of their lack of knowledge of modern medicine) they would blame on voodoo or obeah. Now that I am an adult, I look back and laugh at all the stories I heard from the older generation because they are mostly untrue, or imagined. Voodoo, in my opinion, is no more prevalent in Trinidad or the West Indies, than it is anywhere else.