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Marie Laveau
« on: June 09, 2011, 02:07:37 PM »
I know I said I'd be away, but I have time to glance at the site and somewhat keep track but never enough time to post. Today, I found merit to take a moment and to post some odd information.

My father-in-law acquired the personal chest that belonged to Marie Laveau (not sure if it was the first or second) which had a flint lock pistol, a crucifix that had an object that looked like fangs ( |''| ), the middle teeth being human and the others unknown with a rattle snake tail attached to the top of the fangs, medicine rocks, an old necklace, a ridiculously long and sharp claw from an animal (still with hair on it), and some other oddities that I can't recall right now.

Anyone anything about her? I am trying to look up information on her but I can't find anything. Or, do you know anything about the teeth or relation of teeth to voodoo?

I got weird feelings when holding them but that's for another time and another topic.

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Re: Marie Laveau
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 10:50:37 PM »
Marie Laveaux voodoo queen of new orleans hmm the object with the teeth if these are actuall teeth attached to the cross is probably a fetish i keep a few aimal parts myself to call on the animals powers and a whole bunch of interesting things, but it's interesting how did your father get her chest? but what else hmmmmmmm sthe first marie laveaux is na sort of diminutive lwa or goddes becaus eof the power hear spirit had before death and people do give her offerings and petition her for favors, also as it stands i know a few of her relatives and can i say interesting family lol.
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Re: Marie Laveau
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 07:45:02 AM »
LG: The second link was good :) I liked it very much! I might have to hit up Barns and Noble if my husband will let me buy some books.

Levin: He said he bought it from a guy who owned it. All I know about the offering is you have to put 3 X's on her tomb and hope she will grant your wish. :/

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 03:58:35 PM »
Check out Voodoo Queen by Martha Ward; it's a good bio of her. There are also a number of books & sites that can help you figure out what some of the pieces mean. One good resource is Joan Teresa Voodoo, its an online store & provides a good amount of info on what each item it used for. Also look at Azuregreen.com another good occult reseource. These will most likely only be guidelines since Marie may have added her own interpretation/powers to the objects but it will give you an idea of their purpose. Regardless, the objects should be treated with great care. No showing them off like trophies, throwing them in the basement & forgetting about them. If he chooses to display them, they should be behind locked glass so that no one plays with them idly. Keep the chest locked if the objects are in it. Sounds a bit silly I guess, but from what I know of Marie & Voodoo, better safe than sorry. How did he come across the chest, if you don't mind me asking, Im just curious.

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Re: Marie Laveau
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 05:37:04 AM »
Mmmm, I always enjoyed stories of the bayou voodoo queens xD

which reminds me, could read Mayfair Witches again  :roll:

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Re: Marie Laveau
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2011, 05:02:25 PM »
Yeah, sorry about the Dr Hook vid - but when I read "Marie Laveau", the first thing that entered my mind was that song.  :lol:




That song was great!!  I must have this cd.

As far as this chest goes, all I can say is  WHY CANT MY RELATIVES FIND COOL S**T LIKE THAT!!!

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2011, 05:15:40 PM »
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WHY CANT MY RELATIVES FIND COOL S**T LIKE THAT!!!

mine too....

although, if my mom got her hands on THAT box, it would burn under the fire of the holy napalm xD

twice  *<:)

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011, 08:28:49 PM »
which reminds me, could read Mayfair Witches again  :roll:

Loooov the Mayfairs! Always identified with Mona.

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Re: Marie Laveau
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 06:23:46 AM »
Random update, my father in law paid $9,000 for the box about 5 years ago and has it up for sale, with either Russia or Germany wanting to buy it because the barrel was custom made there, while Louisiana wants to buy it back because it should 'stay in the US'. :/ So unless I can get $12,000 to outbid those two, I can't has it :( Sadness

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 09:47:00 AM »
So i can have it for 13,000?  :-D

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Re: Marie Laveau
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 11:53:00 AM »
If you can find out where he put it up for sell, sure lol. He won't tell me.

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 12:43:42 PM »
Joke aside, i dunno why he would sell it in the first place  :?

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Re: Marie Laveau
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 02:55:35 PM »
Cause he's all about making an extra buck without working at it... I was hoping he'd just be like ' :D You can has it, mah daughter in law! :3 ' but no such luck *le sigh*

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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2011, 03:03:05 PM »
Bad juju to be selling it. No offense but if he has the tiniest bit of integrity, he should donate it to New Orleans. It is a piece of history, not a box of trinkets. Also, it would be a huge tax write off so he would actually make money that way. Have you actually seen the chest? Why won't he tell you where he has it listed?

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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2011, 03:32:19 PM »
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Bad juju to be selling it. No offense but if he has the tiniest bit of integrity, he should donate it to New Orleans.

Indeed!