The Early Voodoo Queens
Women have always ruled Voodoo, but there are very few authentic records of the early Voodoo queens. There are two reasons for this. The first is because of Marie Laveau, whom was the leader of Voodoo for about seventy-five years in New Orleans. The other reason is that in the beginning, Voodoo changed significantly from one year to the next. Also another possibility is that since there had to be so much secrecy involved with the practice of Voodoo in the early years that maybe even the Voodoos didn’t even know the real identity of who the queen was.
(Source: Tallant, Robert. Voodoo in New Orleans. 1994)