A much-discussed topic nowadays when it comes to Hoodoo or Root work is La Madama. Many people do not know who she really is, and there appears much misinformation. So, who is La Madama? One of the mistakes made by many is that La Madama is just one women spirit. Actually, a Madama is one of many spirits. These are famous conjure women, who either practiced hoodoo or were slaves and died. Usually they are women who when were alive once practiced Santeria or Palo Monte. They are normally presented as wearing aprons or gingham skirts, and also to wrap their hair in cloth, all of these materials being the same color. Around the world there are many La Madama spirits.