The famous Gedde family are descendants of Tetelo.

Background[edit | edit source]

  • The Geddes descend from the Agris tribe of Africa and drew power from the Gedde Idol.
  • They arrived to New Orleans in 1800 (Voodoo related murders occurred later in 1810). They maintained a matrilineal dynasty although they did not marry. Marie Laveau, the most powerful voodoo queen, was their puppet. They are all buried in the tomb of St. Louis Cemetery #1.
  • The Gedde Family established (starting with Marie Laveau) and supported (through the Voodoo Museum) the veneer of New Orleans Voodoo (fortune tellers and gris gris) in order to hide their practice of true African Vodoun in the darkest tradition.[1]
  • In 1993 the family owns three hospitals among other assets, and in the background they secretly rule the Voodoo Cartel. They have places in the best Mardi Gras courts and the best country clubs. According to Malia, the Geddes are a very private Family, with many members to the name. Malia states she has a very large extended family.
  • In contrast to the secret and horrific practices of darkest Voodoo, the Geddes do a lot of charity in the city - mainly in the prison and reform system.
  • The main lineage went extinct when Gabriel Knight broke the Idol, and Malia Gedde fell to her death.

Matrons[edit | edit source]

  • Tetelo
  • Helene Gedde
  • Rosamund Gedde
  • Kisila Gedde
  • Cecelie Gedde
  • Ariane Gedde
  • Jacklyn Gedde
  • Zellia Gedde
  • Celeste Gedde
  • Malia Gedde

Men[edit | edit source]

Note: Only in the remake.

  • John
  • Alim
  • Bariji
  • Coice

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name Gedde might come from the Loa Gede or Papa Nebo; the lord of Death. This specific Loa is mentioned in Hartridge's lecture on Vodoun.


  1. GK1HB, pg 94
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