chestnut, on Apr 20 2009, 11:15 AM, said:
I actually am very curious, because I really don't know very much about voodoo practices.
What is the significance of the sacrifice? Does it vary depending on what animal it is?
I personally do no sacrifice despite practicing rituals in both religions.
They are not the same,but there are some similaities.
In both,sacrifice is done differently. Santeria and Palo use humane ,quick methods.In voodoo,the
the method is meant o prolong the animals suffering.
The rationale is about the experience of suffering living things are meant to have to attain a sort
of "enlightenment",for lack of a better term .
The animals vary either because a bigger energy is needed for the work to be done,or the animal in question is
Sacred to the Loa or Orisha you are paying hommage to.
So say for Chango,you should sacrifice a boar,for Oya,a pigeon etc.
For Loas(voodoo gods). its slightly different.
And you have things like the Ghede and the Simbi,which are collective groups of deitie in voodoo.
You can pay hommage to just one,but to all of them ,on occaision , is more polite.
This doesn't exist in Santeria ,except ,kind of for Olokun. As they technically are twins .
Most city dwellers do chickens and pigeons for sacrifice ,as they are small,easily obtained,easily disposed .Those guys in jersey whp were
Arrested for having goats and stuff in cages ,deserved what they got.
A little decorum pls.The religions have a bad enough rep as it is.....you don't NEED to do a goat if you live on 5
I have never done a sacrifice,and its why I cannot fully ever initiate ,but I find the whole if yer
not initiated,youre not credible thing ,a joke,and I am respected just as I am..
Energy is energy,and my patrons understand how I work,so I don't sweat it.
Oh and, personal note ,nice try waddy,but I know its you
Edited by mooboo, 20 April 2009 - 03:34 PM.