Marie Laveau: Infamous Creole voodou (voodoo) practitioner from New Orleans in the 1800s. Marie and her daughter (also known as Marie Laveau) were held in high regard within the Cajun and Creole communities. after her death in 1881 at the age of 98 (or so it is believed) many who knew her swore they saw her strolling through New Orleans. Bad men and women were well-advised to stay out of her path.
Marie Leveau's grave in St. Louis Cemetery (New Orleans, La.) no. 1. She is buried in this cemetery along with her daughter, and the Voodoo King (aka Chicken Man). Three X's on any of these voodoo graves promises fulfillment of wishes, and good luck.
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Voodoo queen Marie Laveau lived on this site between 1839 and 1895. With her followers, her spirit is said to still conduct wild voodoo ceremonies there. And she's been seen walking on the street in her signature dress and tignon scarf.