|Babaluaye African God Deity of illness|
and Infectious diseases. He was also
the Healer of the Cursed and all other Aliments
The History of the African God Babaluaya~
|More of the Modern traditional Babaluaya|
African God dance
|The African God in a different Form|
|Many versions of the|
God Babaluaya African
To me this sounds like a very dangerous god both in the pass and the present, since he brings these diseases to humankind, even though he is also responsible for curing them all, that is a enormous amount of humans across the globe to cure from those terrible diseases as influenza, Leprosy, HIV and AIDS which many are very hard to cure. The people of Africa often feared him as his job is to punish transgressions, but the people also loved him to because of his healing powers so it was a very completed relationship between the people and the God of Babaluaya of Diseases and healing. Also the God was highly respected and his name is never actually used as it is believed this will bring on an epidemic.
|Babaluaya African God of diseases and Healing|
When the BabaluAya, the African God came over to the Americans when slaves and free people alike came to the continent. Not only did the names vary by where these folks came from, the ritual practices and stories of the African God life did too!
In Cuba, they are referred to as Arara and Lucumi. And the God Babaluaya is one of the most popular Orishas in the country of Cuba as many others associated with the God with Saint Lazarus. Then on December 17th of each year, tens of thousands would travel to El Rincon to the Church & Leprosorium of Saint Lazarus. Here in El Rincon they would honor Asojano & would take knowledge of his rituals . Sack clothes are used in these rituals as Asojano was a humble man who is often portrayed as dressed in burlap. He is easily recognized by his symbols of crutches & two dogs.
The I investigated this African God it seems that there is much more to the amazing deity. Many associated him not only as the God of Disease and healing but also as with the earth as with other material blessing things too. Basically the main emphasis is placed on the materials in human life and its centrality. Another theme is death and its resurrection as do many believe in the resurrection of Christ. Babaluaya symbolizes the circle of life through his experiences with debilitation, exile and restoration. This is more commonly seen in the Americas rather than in Western Africa. Exile and movement are other themes commonly seen associated with Asojano. Well this is very interesting I thought for learning
about the history and legend of an African God. There are many more that I hope to cover over time.
I hope that you all enjoyed the tale of the
African God Babaluaya of disease and healing
I love you all very much my dears friends & followers
hugsssss to you all