Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Congo Nail Fetish

These statues were used to protect individuals, families, or communities as a whole to destroy evil spirits, prevent or cure illnesses, repel bad deeds, solemnize contracts or oath-taking, and decide arguments. A diviner or holy person would activate the statue, using magical substances. Fetishes gained power and were effective because people believed in them

But when I see the one with nails I see pain and evil. I see a black man not being hanged but put through a torture so great far worst than hanging. That is what I see...

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