I am just beginning my study of Vodou/Hoodoo, so I found this glossary of terms quite helpful. I thought it might help someone else, too.
Voodoo Glossary of Terms
:A Vodou priest who practices black magic; different from an oungan or mambo.
:The supreme being; derived from the French “bon Dieu”, meaning “good God.”
:In New Orleans voodoo, the most powerful charm, which combines black and white magic.
:An African-American tradition of folk magic, herbal medicine and conjuring; not related to Vodou.
:In New Orleans voodoo, a charm used mostly in good, or healing, magic.
:The crossroads where good and evil intersect; the sacred place where offerings are made.
:A black magician who can shape-shift into an animal; a vampire who sucks blood from children.
:Or “loa,” the supernatural, immortal spirits who oversee different areas of the natural world and human experience. Similar to saints, humans can petition them for help.
:A fully initiated priestess of Vodou.
:In New Orleans voodoo, a charm that brings to its holder a specific benefit, such as money, love or protection.
:A malevolent charm used by a boko in black magic. Also spelled wanga.
:A fully initiated priest of Vodou.
Papa Legba (pah-pah leg-ba)
:The most powerful lwa, he guards the gateway between the material and spiritual worlds. Those wishing to communicate with other lwa first must honor him through ritual and offerings.
:A body without a soul that a boko has raised from the dead to use as slave labor.