Baron Semedi - Haiti Voodoo myth. He ensures all corpses rot in the ground to stop any soul from being brought back as a brainless zombie. What he demands in return depends on his mood. Sometimes he is content with his followers wearing black, white or purple clothes or using sacred objects; he may simply ask for a small gift of cigars, rum
Zombie. From African lore, the word is from the Congolese zumbi, zombi, which means "fetish" or "enslaved spirit". The legend came to Haiti and then America with the slaves. Haitian zombies are living but often have brain damage due to being buried alive. They are often used as slaves.
Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex (Paperback)