Papa Gede is the guide of souls. He waits at the crossroads to take souls into the afterlife. If a child is dying, Papa Ghede is prayed to. It is believed that he will not take a life before its time, and that he will protect the little ones. Papa Ghede has a very crass sense of humor, a divine ability to read others' minds, and the ability to know everything that happens in the worlds of the living and the dead. Associated with St. Gerard
Obatala is the eldest of the orishas in Santeria. He is also the father of many of the orishas. Obatala is the owner of all heads, because it is said that he molded the bodies of humans before Olodumare breathed life into them. Syncretized Catholic Saint: Our Lady of Mercy or Jesus Christ
The name Babalú-Ayé translates as “Father, lord of the Earth” and points to the authority this orisha exercises on all things earthly, including the body, wealth, and physical possessions. Although strongly associated with illness and disease, Babalú-Ayé is also the deity that cures these ailments
Maman Brijit the swaggering, rum drinking wife of Baron Samedi and mother of the Guedde, lords of the dead. She may be compared to Hecate, the goddess of witches and the underworld. She watches over both the cemetary and the marketplace. In Santeria Manman Brigitte is Oya.
Yemayá (also spelled Yemoja, Iemoja, or Yemaya) is one of the most powerful orishas in Santeria. She is the mother of all living things, rules over motherhood and owns all the waters of the Earth. Yemaya makes her residence in life-giving portion of the ocean. She is associated with The Virgin of Regla.
In Haitian Vodou, Papa Legba is the loa who serves as the intermediary between the loa and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives (or denies) permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee, and is believed to speak all human languages. Associated with St. Peter. In Santeria Elegua or Esu.
Ezili Dantor dark-skinned, with scars on her face holding a baby. The scars on her cheek are said to be the result of a fight between her and Erzulie Freda over possession of Ti-Jean Petro, the husband of Dantor. Dantor is associated with the Image of Mater Salvatoris, sometimes also known as Santa Barbara Africana.
Loko is the first Hougan (priest); the priest of all priests and the guardian of the deepest secret in Voodoo: The initiation secrets. Needless to point out his importance in Voodoo and the level of respect accorded to him; not only by initiates, but all. No secret is unknown to him. Loko is ONLY served by Hougan and Mambos. The image of St Joseph is used to represent Loko
Oya (Yansa) Female Warrior, Spirit of Wind, Storm, Thunder, and Magic. Associated with Our Lady of Candelaria, Saint Catherine, Saint Theresa. Although she is both feared and loved. It is said and commonly known that Oya is very loyal to her children and dangerous to their enemies. She can come as smooth and cool as a warm summer breeze or as violent and vicious as a tornado and wreak utter havoc in your world.
Oya (Yansa) is the Goddess of Storms, Lightning, and cemeteries. She is a warrior, the wife of Chango. Her colors are orange and maroon, and her syncretized saint is Theresa. She epitomizes female power and righteous anger. Oya brings sudden change. She is a whirlwind, an amazon, a huntress, and a wild buffalo. Lightning and rainbows are signs of her presence. She also rules communication between the living and the dead.
The Marassa are usually called Marassa Dossou Dossa. They represent abundance, blessings, the gift of children and the sacredness of family and the mysteries of conception.The Marassa are always invoked at the beginning of every Vodou ceremony, right after Legba, emphasizing their high importance in the religion. Although portrayed as children, the Marassa are very powerful Loas. The Marassa syncretised with the Catholic saints Cosmas and Damian.
Oshun/Our Lady of la Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of Charity) Oshun is another goddess worshipped under the umbrella of the Virgin Mary—in this instance, Our Lady of la Caridad del Cobre, patroness of Cuba. As the love goddess, Oshun predictably rules pleasure and sexuality, marriage and the arts, but she also oversees all money matters. Oshun’s famous generosity may be why she’s paired with Our Lady of Charity. Her feast day is September 8.
Marasa Twa or twins of three. These triplets are most usually associated with the Three Virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity. Twins are held in a sacred light. They are considered to have great magickal powers, and the ability to heal. Twins in real life usually are able to manifest different abilities easier than most. It is a natural talent. The power of the Lwa Marassa is strongly with them, thus they are able to control things and make magick of their own variety.
Iansa- Oia. Iansan (Iansã in Portuguese) is a spirit entity, or Orisha (Orixá), of the Afro-Brazilian religious faith Candomblé. Iansan is the Orisha of the winds, hurricanes and tempests. She lives at the gate of the graveyard, and has dominion over the realm of the Dead. Her name in English means "mother of nine (children).". She is sincretized with Saint Barbara and particularly known with her association with the colour red and the salute "Epahei".
The agile and elegant goddess of love and of sex. beauty, jewelery, flowers, luxury, wealth, dance, femininity as well as discord, vengeance, jealousy in the Haitian Voodoo is Erzulie Freda. She is the loa of ideality She has tremendous power and is feared as much as she is loved. She is respected and wealthy, wears her hair long and is also very demanding. Alternatives: Erzulie Freda, Erzulie Freda Lada Dahomey. Colors: Pink and white and light blue.
Santa Muerte generally appears as a female skeletal figure, clad in a long robe and holding one or more objects, usually a scythe and a globe. Her robe can be of any color, as more specific images of the figure vary widely from devotee to devotee and according to the rite being performed or the petition being made. As the worship of Santa Muerte was clandestine until the 20th century, most prayers and other rites have been traditionally performed privately in the home.
In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Ayizan is the loa of the marketplace and commerce. Associated with Vodoun rites of initiation (called kanzo). Just as her husband Loco is the archetypal Houngan (priest), Ayizan is regarded as the first, or archetypal Mambo (priestess), and as such is also associated with priestly knowledge and mysteries, particularly those of initiation, and the natural world. Syncretised with the Catholic Saint Clare, she drinks no alcohol, and is the wife of Loko Atisou.
Baron is one of the most important Spirits in Haitian Voodoo. He is the the God of Death; the ultimate crossroad; that all living souls, must fording. As Master of Death, he is also a giver of life. No one can die if baron refuses to dig their grave. His powers are also often use, on curses and dark magic. Baron is one the few spirits, where all his manifestations are as widely known as people seek service from them. He is the father of all Gede, and his wife is Grann Brijit.
Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte or, colloquially, Santa Muerte (Spanish for Our Lady of the Holy Death), is a female folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. A personification of death, she is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees. Her cult arose from popular Mexican folk belief, a syncretism between indigenous Mesoamerican and Spanish Catholic beliefs and practices.