Duppy Conquerors, Rolling Calves, and Flights to Zion


In Jamaica, a duppy is a spirit or ghost of a dead person. They are undead, but unlike their cousins from the nearby Caribbean island of Haiti, the zombies, they maintain individual agency. Duppies usually take human form, though their feet are said to point backwards, in order to confuse anyone trying to track their footprints. They come out at night and are said to congregate under cottonwood trees…