2012 Zombie Awareness Month

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Created for Palm Springs Public Library's teen program - "The 2nd Annual Zombie Awareness Month Event." Includes links to videos (YouTube) to supplement slides. Covers history of zombies, zombies myths in other cultures, and how to prepare for a zombie outbreak.

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2012 Zombie Awareness Month

  1. 1. By Shelly LongoriaTeen Services LibrarianMay 2012
  2. 2. Every culture creates its own version of Zombies. They don’t all want your brains.
  3. 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. 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. 5. Haitian Voodoo Priest, a “Bokor” Click for video Voodoo Bokor suppliesAlleged Haitian zombie
  6. 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. 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. 8. How did we get to our concept of modern zombies in the USA? Click for video
  9. 9. So…if or WHEN the zombie plague comes… HOW WILL WE SURVIVE? Click for video

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