The Religious Affiliation of
Papa Jaranda

Religion: Vodoun houngan CBR Scale: U

Name: Papa Jaranda

Other Names: Jaranda

Classification: villain villain   clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #33 (Sep. 1975): "Wolf-Beast Vs. Moon Knight"

Creators: Doug Moench, Don Perlin, Howie Perlin

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 3

Nation: Haiti

Race: black

Gender: male

Papa Jaranda is the great-grandfather of Raymond Coker, a neighbor and friend of Jack Russell (Werewolf By Night).

Coker went to Haiti to talk to a Vodoun houngan (priestess) named Jessalla of the Thousand Years. While there, his cousin Banita told him about how Papa Jaranda, who had died thirty-two years before, came from the jungle and took her parents. Jessalla explained that zuvembies (zombies) had returned to Haiti. Papa Jaranda, it seems, had been restored to a semblance of life as a zombie.

It is eventually revealed in Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #s 40-41 that Dr. Glitternight brought Papa Jaranda back as a zuvembie (zombie).

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Werewolf by Night

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