NOTE: I did not write this; I thought this part of the zombie article was interesting enough to put on Fanpop, that is why I did not add the whole article as a link.
Zombies in Voodoo
According to the tenets of Voodoo, a dead person can be revived by a bokor or Voodoo sorcerer. Zombies remain under the control of the bokor since they have no will of their own. "Zombi" is also another name of the Voodoo snake god Damballah Wedo, of Niger-Congo origin; it is akin to the Kongo word nzambi, which means "god." There also exists within the voudon tradition the...