Ancestral Vodou ceremony, Haiti. Pilgrim in trance for the Nigerian deity of fire and war, Ogoun. November 2015. Haitian Vodu presents the depth of cathartic human emotion possible in its desire for transcendence. The devotional ceremonies and rites are in measure to the difficult existence of Haiti. In this way, Haitian Vodu is an act of affirmation, an enduring strength and a foundation for survival.