• I was born and raised in New Orleans and have been to her tomb several times. Many people leave gifts and also engage in the Wishing tomb ritual which involves marking the grave with three Xs. This practice, as well as leaving gifts has been met with some controversy because it is considered grave desecration and her descendants have asked that people refrain from such practices. You can read about the practice at my website I am afraid that the practice of leaving gifts and marking on her grave will continue as she is fast becoming a loa in her own right in the New Orleans Voodoo pantheon. It is still there after Hurricane katrina...

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