Coincidentally I went to a place in Benin (which is modern day Dahomey right?) which was a Catholic church mixed with a snake temple! It was great! Massive religious syncretism there.
Yeah, Dahomey is Benin. The independent Republic of Dahomey existed from 1960-1975, apaprently - never knew that.
The Dahomey people were quite vicious though, it must be said:
"Four thousand Whydahs, for example, were sacrificed when Dahomey conquered Whydah in 1727. Five hundred were sacrificed for Adanzu II in 1791. The sacrifices for Gezo went on for days. Human sacrifice was usually done by beheading, except in the case of the king's wives, who were buried alive."