Previously on the blog I wrote about Voodoo and it's relationship with the blues; check that post out for a brief history about it, along side some blues songs with voodoo references in them.
For today, I'll highlight some of the voodoo items that are mentioned in blues songs, to bring a more visual representation of the blues imagery to life, and some of their uses:
Or a mojo bag, used to create a magic spell or effect by combining several ingredients in it.
BLACK CAT BONE
Used to bring the bearer positive effects, even though the black cat is usually seen as a sign of evil.
JOHN THE CONQUEROR ROOT
From the plant of the same name, given by legends of folk hero John The Conqueror; used in many combinations in creations of spells or curses.
From the old school term meaning to cast a voodoo spell, this dust is mostly made up of dirt from a graveyard, used to harm others when mixed in a mojo hand.