zombie

African - An enslaved spirit: a state between life and death, physically mobile but without a soul: a python-god. Occasionally referred to as zombie, zombi, zombi, zombie, zumbi, zumbi or zombie.
West Indian - A living body without a soul: the power in such a body: a snake-god. In Haiti, a zombie is said to be under the control of the hougan who raised the body from death and will do anything the priest orders. Some say that the zombie can be turned into an animal and killed so that its flesh can be eaten. Also called zombie, zombi, zombi, zombie, zumbi, zumbi or zombie.

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