Malevolent sorcery; black magic. Obeah is practiced specifically to bring harm to the living; from merely frightening a person to actually causing his or hers death.
Obeahman or Obeahwoman
The spiritual part of humans, similar to a soul, in Akan society.
Ol’ Higue (Soucouyant)
The skin-shedding, blood-ingesting, female vampire. She appears as a reclusive old woman by day. By night, she sheds her wrinkled skin and turns herself into a ball of fire and flies across the dark sky in search of a victim.