A Haitian zombie at twilight in a field of sugar cane
NOTE: I did not write this; I thought this part of the zombie articulo was interesting enough to put on Fanpop, that is why I did not add the whole articulo as a link.
Zombies in Voodoo
According to the tenets of Voodoo, a dead person can be revived por a bokor o Voodoo sorcerer. Zombies remain under the control of the bokor since they have no will of their own. "Zombi" is also another name of the Voodoo snake god Damballah Wedo, of Niger-Congo origin; it is akin to the Kongo word nzambi, which means "god." There also exists within the voudon tradition the zombi astral which is a human soul that...