THE SAINTS

Monday

SAINT ANTHONY
ELEGUA

Feast Day: June 13th

Colors & Collars:
Red and Black. Three Red beads followed by three Black beads. After the three black beads, a Red bead alternates with a Black bead three times.

Sacrificial Animals:
Small Goats, Roosters. (occasionally Monkeys, Sheep, Bulls, Ox and Deer.)

Sacrificial Foods:
Smoked Fish and smoked Jutia, Yams, Sugar Cane. Spiced in Corojo Butter, Aguardiente and standing Water.

Herbs:
Abre camino, Cuban Spurge, Sargasso, Wild Convulvulus, Foxtail, Nettles, Manyroot, Crowfoot, neat’s tongue, White Pine Nuts, Jack Bean, spiny blite, Nightshade, Black Eyed Peas, Ateje, heliotrope, Pigeon Peas, Mastic Tree, Camphor Leaves, Chili Peppers, Corn Stalks, Corn Leaves and Silk, Avocado Leaves, Avocado Roots, Coconut Husk Palm & Stem, Corojo, Guava, Wild Croton, Coffee, Cowhage, Peppergrass, Dried Rose Buds, Senna, Soapberry Tree, Bitter Bush and Mint.

Ornaments:
Shepherd’s Hook or Crooked Stick/Club. Helmet-shaped construction made out of stone or cement with cowrie shells for eyes placed next to an entrance way. Tops, Marbles & Kites.

Wednesday

SAINT LAZARUS
BABALU-AYE

Feast Day: December 17th

Colors and Collars:
White with Blue streaks. White beads with Blue streaks.

Sacrificial Animals:
Gelded Goat, spotted Rooster, Chickens, Guinea Hens, Snakes, Quail and Wild Pigs.

Sacrificial Foods:
Fermented Corn Meal,  Aguardiente, Good Cigars, Coconut butter, water from a Pond, stale Bread and a glass of Milk or Water, dry and Peanuts.

Herbs:
Jayabico, Ateje, Hierba Vieja and Nina, Tengue Tengue, Angariya, Guava, Balsam Apple, Thistles, all types of Beans and Seeds, Peanuts, Guaguasi Tree, Virginia Creeper, Pigeon Peas, Agave, Heliotrope, Caroba, Bastard Feverfew, Basil, Sage, Pine Nut, Caisimon, Yaya Lancewood, Cowhage, Broom, Rose of Jericho, Datura, Cocillana Bark, Sabicu, Olive, Sesame, Cactus Pear, and Butterfly Jasmine.

Ornaments:
Crutches and two faithful little Dogs. Charara, a Broom made from the Fruit clusters of the Palmetto and Jute sacks.

Friday

SAINT THERESA
OYA

Feast Day: February 2nd

Colors and Collars:
Black and White. Nine black Beads followed by Nine White beads. Then the Black bead alternate with a White bead Nine times. (Occasionally Brown beads striped in a variety of colors or Lilac or Maroon beads striped with Colors).

Sacrificial Animals:
Chickens, Guinea Hens and Female Goats.

Sacrificial Foods:
Black Eyed Peas unpeeled and cooked in a double boiler, Star Apple, Eggplant. Laced with Corojo Butter, Chequete, and Rain Water.

Herbs:
Espanta Muerto, Bonita, Varia, Palo Rayo, Cabo de Hacha, Revienta Caballo, Peppercress, Marigold, Plantain, Jamaican Rosewood, Mimosa, Mugwort, Aralia, Camphor, Breakax, Cypress, Flamboyan Tree.

Ornaments:
A Crown with Nine points from which hang Nine Charms; a Hoe, a Pick, a Gourd, a lightning Bolt, a Scythe, a Shovel, a Rake, an Ax, Anda Mattock.

SAINT BARBARA
SHANGO

Feast Day: December 4th

Colors and Collars:
Red and White. Six Red beads followed by Six White beads. Then, a Red bead alternates with a White bead Six times.

Sacrificial Animals:
Roosters. Sheep, small Bulls, Pigs, Goats, Deer, Rabbits, and Oxen (occasionally a horse).

Sacrificial Foods:
Huge portions of Corn Meal and Okra, Apples, Cactus fruit, heavily loaded with Corojo butter, Red Wine and Water from a Pond.

Herbs:
Arabo Rojo, Cordoban, Vacabuey, Siguaraya Banyan Tree, Kapok Tree, Poplar, Sorghum, Clematis, Hog Plum, Cuban Spurge, Cashews, Ironwood, Mugwort, Bran, Climbing Vines, Bull’s Testicles, American Spurge, Leeks, Pitahaya, Plantains, Bananas, Red Hamelias, Bermuda grass, Royal Palm, Pine, lignum Vitae, Amansa Guapo, Pine Nuts and Apple Trees.

Ornaments:
A Sword/Knife/Machete/Ax/ Dagger/Spear/Double Hatchett made out of Cedar.

Sunday

OUR LADY OF MERCY
OBATALA

Feast Day: September 24th

Colors and Collars:
Pure White. All White beads. (Occasionally 21 White beads followed by a Coral bead.

Sacrificial Animals:
Female Goats, White Chickens, White Canaries and White Female Calf.

Sacrificial Foods:
Yam, Rice Flour paste, Corn Meal, Dumplings, Black Eyed Peas, Cocoa butter, Chequete, Sweet Soursop and Rain Water.

Herbs:
Amansa Guapo, Chamise, Madonna Lilies, Calla Lilies, Cotton, Purslane, Almonds, White Hamelia, White Elderberry, White Peonies, Sweet Basil, Sweet Soursop, Wild Mint, Marjoram, Jimson weed, Blite, Goosefoot, African Bayonet, Yucca, Witch Hazel, Sweet Balm, Eguere Egun and San Diego Blanco.

Ornaments:
Metal or silver, a Crown, Sun, Moon, Four Wristlets, a Walking Stick with a clenched fist, a Half Moon and a coiled Snake made of silver, and two Ivory Eggs.

SAINT FRANCIS
ORUNMILA

Feast Day: October 4th

Colors and Collars:
Green and Yellow. Alternating Green and Yellow beads.

Sacrificial Animals:
A Goat who has not given birth and Dark Chickens.

Sacrificial Foods:
Red Snapper and yam puree. Plums are his favorite fruit. He drinks white wine and his water is to come from a spring. His favorite condiment is corojo butter.

Herbs:
Guava, Sage, Nightshade, Ginger, Dog Bane, Guanine, Myrtle, Corn, Honeysuckle, Night Jasmine, Apple, Guasima, Guazuma Tree, Parami, and Corojo among others. San Francisco, Don Carlos, Uvancillo, and Chinchita.

Ornaments:
A hardwood board having various shapes for which the cowrie shell oracle is cast, and rites are performed.

SAINT JOHN
OSAIN

Feast Day: December 31st

Colors and Collars:
White, Red and Yellow. One White bead followed by Nine Red beads and Eight Yellow beads.

Sacrificial Animals:
Goats and Red Roosters, Turtles, Turkeys, Guinea Hens, Quail, Black Male Doves, Owls, Monkeys, all Reptiles especially Crocodile. Feathers and the Blood of Pheasants and Hummingbirds, Heart of Mockingbirds, and Peacock feathers.

Sacrificial Foods:
The sap of Trees and Herbs, Seeds, Flowers, Grains, Tobacco and Aguardiente.

Herbs:
All Medicinal and Magickal Herbs.

Ornaments:
Pipe, Cowrie Shells in a gourd and consecrated Drums.

SAINT ISIDRO
ORISHAOCO

Feast Day: May 15th

Colors and Collars:
Lilac beads.

Sacrificial Animals:
Red Roosters and Monkeys.

Sacrificial Foods:
Yams and all Produce from the Garden.

Herbs:
Bejuco Guarana/Lechero/Colorado Jiba, Yam, Sweet Potato, Datura and everything that grows in a Garden and is cultivated.

Ornaments:
A Hoe and all Gardener tools.

SAINT DAMIAN
THE IBEYI (TAEBO & KAINDE)

Feast Day: September 26th

Colors and Collars:
Coral and Amber (Red and Yellow), Red, and White.

Sacrificial Animals:
Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Bull Calves and Donkeys. (Occasionally the testicles of these animals).

Sacrificial Foods:
Candies and Sweets.

Herbs:
Palm, Gourds, Coco Plum, Corn, Gemip, Sago Palm, Sapodilla, and Tomato.

Ornaments:
Dressed identically tied or chained together to insure that they won’t separate.

Tuesday

SAINT NORBERT
OSHOSI

Feast Day: June 6th

Colors and Collars:
Green beads. (Occasionally Brown and Green beads).

Sacrificial Animals:
Deer, Red Roosters. Sheep, Goat, Pigs.

Sacrificial Foods:
Smoked Fish and Smoked Jutia, Yams, Mango, Covered with Corojo butter, Aguardiente, and Well Water.

Herbs:
Espinilla, Cercelera, Jia Blanca, Chincha, Leadwort, Esparto grass, Fulminate, Incense, Tobacco, Vine Arbor, Jamaican Rosewood, Castor oil Plant, and Basil.

Ornaments:
A bow and arrow and a model of a jail.

SAINT PETER & ARCHANGEL MICHAEL
OGUN

Feast Day: June 16th

Colors and Collars:
Green and Black. Seven Green beads followed by Seven Black beads. Then, a Green bead alternates with a Black bead Seven times.

Sacrificial Animals:
Young Bulls, White and Red Roosters and all other Quadrupeds.

Sacrificial Foods:
Smoked Fish and Smoked Jutia, Yam with Blood, Sapodilla, heavily smeared with Corojo butter, Aguardiente and Water from a standing pond.

Herbs:
Palo Vencedor, Rabo de Piedra, Palo Bomba, Escandon, Pincha de Gato, Eucalyptus, Sasparilla, Boneset, Blessed Thistle, Restharrow, Senna, Datura, Carpenter Ants, Guao Tree, Sweet Soursop, Guamao Tree, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Mastic Tree, Castor oil plant, Oak leaves, and Indigo plant.

Ornaments:
Tiger skin, Tron pot on three stubby legs and nine or twenty-one pieces of Iron, an Arrow, an Anvil, a Pickaxe, a Hatchet, a Machete, a Hammer and a Key greased with Corojo butter.

Thursday

CHRIST
OLODUMARE

Colors and Collars:
All and none.

Sacrificial Animal:
No animal sacrifices of any type.

Sacrificial Food:
None.

Herbs:
None.

Ornaments:
None.

Saturday

OUR LADY OF CHARITY
OSHUN

Feast Day: September 8th

Colors and Collars:
Coral and Amber (Occasionally Yellow and Red beads). Five Amber beads followed by Five Coral beads. Then, one Amber bead alternates with one Coral bead Five times.

Sacrificial Animals:
Neutered or Female Goat, White Chickens, Sheep, Female Calf, Female Pig, Female Rabbit. Sacrifices made next to Rivers or flowing Sweet Water.

Sacrificial Foods:
Spinach with Shrimp and Pumpkins, Lucuma, garnished with Honey, Chamomille tea, River water. All offerings must be extremely clean and well prepared.

Herbs:
Rose, Sunflowers, Indian Lotus, Morasun, Alambrilla, Frescura, Cucaracha, Hierba Nina, Arabito, Mazorquilla, Paraguita Morada, Hierba Fina, Ale and Female Ferns, creeping Crowfoot, Purslane, Oranges and Orange leaves, Papaya, Amber, Anise seed and Flower, Peppergrass, Marigold, Sow Thistle, River weeds, Seaweed, White Hamelias, Plantain, Vervain, Lantana, Purple Grapes, Maidenhair fern, Rosemary and wild Lettuce.

Ornaments:
Copper gourd Crowned by festive feathers and filled with copper pennies. She also loves gold and her chief ornaments consist of a golden crown with five points. From the points, hang five rays, five spears or five arrows. Oshun also owns two oars, a bell, and five bracelets. She loves fans made of peacock feathers.

OUR LADY OF REGLA
YEMOJA

Feast Day: September 7th

Colors and Collars:
White crystal and Blue. Seven crystal beads followed by Seven Blue beads. Then, a White crystal bead alternates with a Blue bead Seven times.

Sacrificial Animals:
Lamb, Ducks, Roosters, Turtles Goats, Fish and Pigeons.

Sacrificial Foods:
Banana chips, Pork cracklings washed down with Chequete, Black Eyed Peas, spread with Sugar Cane Molasses, Watermelon, and  Seawater.

Herbs:
Cucaracha, Chinzosa, Yellow Mombin, Indigo, Anamu, Water Hyacinth, Seaweed, Purple Basil, Green Pepper, Chayote fruit, Bermuda grass, Florida grass, Sponges, Coralline, Majagua Linden, Salt Water rushes.

Ornaments:
Seashore with a gourd rattle, a fan made of Duck feathers, an Anchor, a Key, a Sun, a half Moon, a Siren which is helds in open arms holding a Ray, the head of a Shovel, a Conch shell and a Sea shell made of Lead.

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