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Marie Laveau (by Francine Prose). A favorite novel about a favorite Person. There's good magic in it.

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Marie LaveauMarie Laveau 1794?-1881 and 1827-1897. The most renowned voodoo queen in North America was actually a mother and daughter. Their appeal was their magical powers, control of one’s lovers and enemies, and sex. Marie I was a most powerful women who was told all the secrets by women and was able to use these to increase her powers. Marie II was feared more and inspired subservience

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Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

Marie Laveaus House of Voodoo, New Orleans

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Tomb of Marie Laveau, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

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Angela Bassett as the real-life 19th century voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau. American Horror Story: Coven

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Marie Laveau (September 10, 1794 – June 16, 1881) was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. She was born free in New Orleans. Her daughter Marie Laveau II (1827 — c. 1895) also practiced Voudoun, and historical accounts often confuse the two. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following.

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Marie Laveau - Google Search

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Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau, Voodoo High Priestess. American Horror Story - Coven #ahs

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Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau in 'American Horror Story: Coven' (2013). Costume Designer: Lou Eyrich

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Marie Leveau's grave in St. Louis Cemetery (New Orleans, La.) no. 1. She is buried in this cemetery along with her daughter, and the Voodoo King (aka Chicken Man). Three X's on any of these voodoo graves promises fulfillment of wishes, and good luck.

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