Category Archive 'Santeria'

21 Oct 2008

Saint Obama, Trickster

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Obama novena candles

Mark Steyn posts a reader’s photo from a street fair in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of san Francisco.

Obama seems to become the flavor of the month, not only in leftwing politics, but also in Santeria, the Spanish-language version of voodoo.

Obama is depicted as St. Martin de Porres, who is used to represent the trickster orisha Ellegua (also spelled Eleggua) also known as Legba and Eshu. What could possibly be more appropriate! Just like Obama, Ellegua is, to the say the least, an agent of Change.

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