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2012 Zombie Awareness Month

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  • 1. By Shelly LongoriaTeen Services LibrarianMay 2012
  • 2. Every culture creates its own version of Zombies. They don’t all want your brains.
  • 3. orp se.” at ed c m “ani ans l y me tual E ac MBI wor d ZOe Which type might YOU encounter?
  • 4. Original zombies come from the Haitian Voodoo religion. In that culture, a zombie is a person who has their mind controlled by someone else and is working as a slave.There is no concept there of a “zombie hoard” taking over the world and coming after the living. Voodoo evolved from Western African religion – totally different than what we think of as a “zombie” today.
  • 5. Haitian Voodoo Priest, a “Bokor” Click for video Voodoo Bokor suppliesAlleged Haitian zombie
  • 6. •China – zombie is Jiang Shi – hungry ghost returns to attack & devour the living in revenge for an improper burial.•Arabia – zombie is punishment forliving immoral life – the Ghoul – will call people into the desert like mermaids/sirens…then eat them.
  • 7. •Scandanavia – undead viking – Draugr – insatiable hunger for human flesh – unstoppable warriors, knows what it is – only way to stop it is to get it back into the ground.•England – Revenant – 12th century English Cleric was first zombiehunter William of Newburgh – “onewould not easily believe that corpseswould come out of their graves unlessthere were many cases supported by ample testimony.”
  • 8. How did we get to our concept of modern zombies in the USA? Click for video
  • 9. So…if or WHEN the zombie plague comes… HOW WILL WE SURVIVE? Click for video