The terrifying story of the Extremaduran witches who made voodoo

Official history tells us that el art of voodoo, or sympathetic magic, the rite at a distance to inflict harm on another person arose from the deepest of Africa and it was nuanced with Afro-Cuban religions. However, here in Spain we had real artists in this office of evil. Have you ever heard of the voodoo queens?

Historical documents say that there was a time when the people were convinced that witches had the power to choose who should live or who should die. In full eighteenth century in Estremadura an unknown practice sowed panic. Through voodoo, through a representation of the victim, witches could act from a distance.

Among the Extremadura towns of Zafra, Llerena and Almendralejo Several women used these mysterious dolls to exercise their control over health and illness, over life and death, and they claim that with enormous effectiveness.

It is the case of Antonia de la Morena, of whom even today it is said that he was able by means of voodoo dolls to make a child dry until he lost his life. However, she could also heal those enchanted by other witches, using in these cases voodoo dolls to heal her clients, from whom she demanded high prices.

Antonia gave birth to a girl and when she proposed to baptize her the church told her no because there were rumors throughout the town about her demonic practices. Antonia was considered in the area a master witch who worshiped the devil and even dedicated apostasy to him.

Extremadura witches who made voodoo

But Antonia de la Morena was not the only one. The files contain the name of another witch, Maria Sanchez, which was also capable of cause death through voodoo. For this he transferred a part of the soul of his victim to the doll using something that belonged to him, in this way he obtained control.

He made his victims sick by driving small spikes into the doll and reciting an incantation. The forces abandoned the person and with patience, repeating the process over and over again, after a few days the victim died between horrible pains.

The writings of the time say that both witches were arrested and tried by the Inquisition, who were flogged and later exiled. No one knows what happened to them afterward, or if they continued to summon the dark forces with their diabolical dolls.


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