One of the shrines of the Voodoo hospital in Togo houses Gabara, a popular female deity who is frequently consulted by the lovesick, particularly women suffering from broken hearts. This deity figure receives offerings of cigarettes, gin, kola nuts and perfume − substances believed to excite her to release her healing powers more quickly.


  • Title: Voodoo Deity Figure
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1993
  • Location: Togo
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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