All about the New Orleans Voodoo Queen ~ Marie Laveau! Article courtesy of our dearly missed friend John, curator of the New Orleans Voodoo Museum! May he rest in peace.
The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans! In all times, in all places, no one has ever risen to the statue or fame in Voodoo as
Marie Laveau. Famed in history, infamous in folklore and ever present, even today. Marie Catherine Laveau was born in New Orleans on September 10, 1801. She was the natural daughter of two free persons of color, both mulattos. She was a free woman of color and a Creole. She was married to Jacques Paris in 1819 at the St. Louis Cathedral with the famed Père Antoine officiating.