Ayibobo, Captain Daybas!

Did you know that one of the Haitian Vodou loa, gods, is a U.S. Marine? Apparently, a Captain Daybas became interested in Vodou, became an adept, and, when he died, was taken up as one of the loa. Hounsi possessed by him do not speak Kweyol while possessed but English. Finally, the intersection of religion and linguistics.

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