Offerings at Marie Laveau’s Tomb

Marie Laveau was a 19th century practioner of Voodoo in New Orleans. Professionally, her occupation was as a hairdresser but she was was also a healer, midwife, and respected member of the community. Today, people continue to leave offerings at her tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

18 thoughts on “Offerings at Marie Laveau’s Tomb

      1. Liz Gauffreau

        I’m starting to think a road trip to The Big Easy might be in order! (I’ve been there once, when I was five, and I remember the visit as depressing and weird; there was family drama involved.)

  1. blainerestaurantreport

    I’ve been to that tomb a few times. The gates to the cemetery were always left open and anyone could just walk in, but of course tourist started doing stupid things. Like vandalizing it and stuff. The city was talking about locking the place and charging admission to cut down on it. I’m not sure if they ever did it.

  2. Sarah

    Okay – at first I thought ‘Aah! Voodoo!’ But knowing that she also was a hairdresser, healer and midwive makes her less scary. 😉 And how nice that people still visit her grave and leave offerings. 😊


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