yorick wrote:What are some other really cool Gods that y'all world travellers have learned about?
Echo Kurt's voudoun gods, esp Baron Samedi. Stove pipe hat and a bottle of rum, gotta love the guy.
Technically not a deity, but I did like the idea I heard from an African (don't remember the country, but Dark Africa) refugee about his dead father.
He and his oldest uncle went back to the grave after the Catholic burial, dug up the corpse and cut the head of. It was kept as a sacred object and spirit would watch over the house.
Don't think they were allowed to use it as a drinking cup, but still: pretty cool in my book.
Certainly beats pot of flowers and a quick dusting-off of the stone a day before 1th November...