|Mythology||Traditional African, Haitian Vodou, Caribbean|
Zombies were first found in Caribbean mythology.
Zombies were first found in traditional African myths when dead people could be revived by a bokor, or sorcerer. The zombies do not have free will and do the bidding of their resurrector. They also feature in traditional Haitian beliefs in a similar manner.
Zombies retain their bodily shape after death.
In Popular Culture
Zombies are prominent in popular culture, particularly in the horror genre of media.