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And The 2017 World’s Largest Fetish Market Goes To…..Togo In West Africa

Anything one might need for a ritual, charm, fetishes can be found in the country’s capital, Lome.

The Akodessewa Fetish Market, or Marche des Feticheurs, is a place where you can find anything from leopard heads and human skulls to priests who create fetishes or predict the future and make medicines to heal whatever ails you.

Though many people think of Haiti as Voodoo’s biggest stronghold, the religion originated in West Africa.

Vodoo is the official religion of neighbouring Benin and the market is owned and run by Beninese.

The Akodessewa Fetish Market is a home for local practitioners and they travel there from all over the African continent.

Many believers view the Marche des Feticheurs as a place you go when you either cannot afford traditional treatment or treatment has failed you. Here you can find talismans and charms good for treating everything from infertility to removing curses.

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