Category: Santeria



The 6th of june is Oshosi’s day

Ochosi (Oshosi) lives in the woods and is a great hunter and fisherman. He’s also a warrior, a magician and a seer with shamanistic powers.   Ochosi is the lord of justice, and the patron of those who have problems with the law.  According to a pataki (sacred story), when OchosiRead More

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A few things about the Iyawo

The Iyawó must always have his/her head covered during the first three months of Iyaworaje and he/she can not uncovered before anyone except his/her elders in Osha. Only the religious who is doing the Rogacion to his head is allowed to touch it when for some reason it is notRead More

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Santeria: Interpretation of the letter of the year

  Here’s something that both Cuba and the U.S. suffer from: ‘narcissistic attitudes’. After performing rituals in places like rivers, forests, hills and sacred trees, Cuba’s babalawos lock themselves into the Asociación Cultural Yoruba en La Habana, Cuba, entre la calle Prado #615 e/ Monte y Vieja, Dragones,  on DecemberRead More

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Santeria: letter of the year 2018 from Cuba

This year, like the year 2017, a letter of the year 2018 was unified from both religious branches: the Cuban Council of Major Priests of Ifa and the Organizing Committee of the letter of the year Miguel Febles Padrón. On June 20, 2016, the consolidation of both letters of theRead More

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Santeria: Preparation of the Letter of the year 2018 – La letra del año 2018

Starting on 31st of December 2017 and all along the first week of the year 2018, will gather the greatest number of  Cuban Babalawos from Cuba and some from all over the world, with the members of the Council of the higher priest of IFA at the Cultural association inRead More

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