Despite the typical Hollywood stereotype, "voodoo" dolls are almost never meant to harm others. It also thought to be 'black magic
', or the creepy stuff you see 'witches
' doing on tv. No, its not like that at all.
The dolls didn't actually originate from the Afro-Caribbean traditions. They are actually a European practice that is meant to heal certain areas of the soul or body by picking them with pins from a doll, or poppet, and sending energies to the other person or being.
"Mary felt bad for her friend, May, who just broke her leg; she decided to heal her with a voodoo doll."