For the religious and the Santeros/Santeras, the Babalawos, their ancestors, the spirits of the deads are friendly allies. They don’t fear the spirits of the dead, they petitioned them for help and honore them with sacrifices, libations, offerings and gifts. Back in the Yoruba land (Ile Ife), families would bury their deceased loved ones in […]
The fundamental pillars of this religion are the cult of ancestors or “eguns” and animist beliefs that say that all the elements of nature are animated by spirits. It is a monotheistic religion that recognizes a single god who created everything even if it has polytheistic practices.