ALSO KNOWN AS:
Twenty-One Nations (Haiti)
Twenty-One Divisions is the variant of Vodou practiced in the Dominican Republic, also known as Vodo Dominicano. Spirits (lwa) are divided into twenty-one groups or divisions, hence the name. Included among these groups are the Division Rada, Division Petwo, and Division Gedé. Individual spirits belong to the different divisions.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share one island but their histories and cultures are different. The Dominican Republic remained under Spanish rule. Twenty-One Divisions incorporates strong Santeria and Espiritismo Influences.
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.