The Secte Rouge, also called the Cochon Gris or the Vinbrindingue, is or was a secret society in Haiti, which Zora Neale Hurston described in her 1938 book Tell My Horse. She described them as a fearsome group of cannibals who performed rites distinct from vodou. Hurston provided descriptions of ceremonies to the gods Maitre Carrefour (Lord of the Cross Roads) and Baron Maitre Cimiterre, a deity involved with graveyards.
Secte Rouge in Popular Culture
In "The Man in the Morgue" episode 19 of the first season of the TV show Bones (TV series). The secte rouge is portrayed as a group of vodou sorcerers who unbalance the world and seek to do evil.
- ^ Tell My Horse: Vodou and Life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston, 1938 ISBN 0-06-091649-4.