Don Pedro

Jean-Philippe Pedro – Don Pedro – is considered to be the traditional founder of the Petro Voudoo or Voudoun rites. He was described as being “a Negro of Spanish origin”, from Santo Domingo.

The rites of Petro were initially refered to as a dance ,”the Don Pedro”.

He and his physical or spiritual son become, on their mortal deaths, strong, fiery Loa under the names of Jean-Philippe Petro and Ti Jean Petro.