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I don't have the deck (yet!) but I'd be happy to add any info on Marie that I can - the internet info on her is very misleading, and often just plain wrong.

Marie Laveau (the first) was born at the turn of the 19th century and served as a humanitarian nurse for New Orleans. The people of the city came to Marie to petition her for assistance in their lives - be that voodoo help (buying charms, grisgris, etc.) or by her connections to notable figures in New Orleans at the time. Her snake dances in the Congo Square are legendary, and Marie was both a recognized Voodoo priestess, as well as a baptised member in high standing at her Catholic church. As such, she uniquely straddled both the worlds of her two faiths.
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