In Cuban Catholicism, Lazarus, the patron saint of the poor and sick, is represented as a homeless beggar surrounded by dogs. Some say he was a fourth-century bishop, but most Cubans imagine him as the Biblical Lazarus—the poor man who cannot enter the kingdom of heaven, who Jesus raises from the dead.
San Lazaro teaches about the treatment of the sick, poor or less fortunate. San Lazaro is also a symbolic expression of rebirth. In Santeria San Lazaro is an ethical teacher and divine example of action and consequence. These two distinct expressions have become distorted.
Yoruba. Babalú – Aye (from yoruba Obalúwayé), Oluaye, Ṣọpọna, or even Obaluaiye, is the orisha of healing in all its aspects, of the land, of respect for the elderly and protector of health.
In Cuba and abroad, people of syncretic religious faith worship Babalu Aye , identifying him with the image of the parable of Lazarus. On December 17th, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Lazarus, Jesus ‘ friend and the brother of Martha and Mary.
indifferent and impartial. One of the popular requests to Eleggua is for the knowledge to understand why certain things happen, as it is too impertinent to ask for a specific or immediate intervention (Canizares 2000). Eleggua also serves as the guardian of crossroads and entrances.
Most orisha houses perform the head -marking in one of three ways: The erindiloggun (cowrie shells) of the godparent’s orishas are read in a specific head -marking reading. Three or more babalawos will use the ikin (sacred palm nuts of Ifa) to ask Ifa which orisha has the person’s head .
Babaaláwo or Babalawo ( Babalao or Babalaô in Latin America; literally meaning ‘father of the mysteries’ in the Yoruba language) is a spiritual title that denotes a priest of the Ifá oracle. A Babalawo’s female counterpart is known as an Iyaláwo or Ìyánífá.
He is syncretized with Saint Michael , Saint Anthony of Padua, or the Holy Child of Atocha. Elegua .
|Member of Orisha|
|Elegua depicted as a young man|
|Other names||Eleggua, Elegu|
|Venerated in||Yoruba religion, Santería, Candomblé|
Oshun is commonly called the river orisha, or goddess, in the Yoruba religion and is typically associated with water, purity, fertility, love, and sensuality. She is considered one of the most powerful of all orishas, and, like other gods, she possesses human attributes such as vanity, jealousy, and spite.