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A possession dance - Togo

During the trance, this man is possessed by the spirit of a deity (vodoun). This one is called Kokou, god of war. He become himself the god, that is why people poured palm oil on his head (this yellow substance).

 

Durant la transe, cet homme est possédé par l'esprit d'une divinité (vodoun). Il s'agit, dans ce cas de Kokou, le dieu de la guerre. Il devient lui-même le dieu, ce qui explique pourquoi les gens lui versent de l'huile de palme (cette substance jaune) sur la tête.

 

© Jean-Christophe Huet

www.jeanchristophehuet.com

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Taken on October 10, 2010