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Zangbeto are the traditional voodoo guardians of the night among the Ogu (or Egun) people of Benin, Togo, and Nigeria. They are able to fall into a trance that, according to tradition, enables their bodies to be inhabited by spirits who possess special knowledge of the actions of people. The Zangbeto takes on a covering made from an intricate mass of tiny strands of hay, raffia, or other threadlike materials, which are sometimes dyed in very colorful hues.

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