Monday, October 8, 2012


 of Sanse de las 7 Divisiones
del Panteón Sancista de Puerto Rico

Sancista Brujo Luis


Feast Days of the Saints are very important within the Caribbean, Latin America and the Hispanic cultures, as most holidays revolve around the birth, life or death of a Biblical and folk Saint.  In Puerto Rico these Feast Days are known and celebrated as Fiestas Patronales, in which the inhabitants of each Pueblo gathers together in la Plaza of the town square to celebrate the Patron Saints of that particular Pueblo.  Food, music, and carnival rides are every where as local Puerto Rican artisans as well as vendors from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and as far as Venezuela and Colombia, come to sell their goods.  The Fiesta Patronal is always started and.ended with a Mass, the starting Mass is known as La Misa de Gallo and is always done on the eve before las Fiestas "Midnight Mass" at the local church which is often at the heart of the Pueblo.  In many town such as Loiza Aldea and Ponce, where a large Puerto Rican community of African descent reside, a procession is held where a large statue of the local Virgin or Saint is paraded through out the town as people sing and play music in her or his honor.  

The following is a list of Fiestas Patronales en Puerto Rico, Date, town or towns and the name of the Saint of that particular area.

  • January 6 - Aguas Buenas - Los Santos - Reyes Magos
  • January 9 - Corozal - La Sagrada Familia
  • January 17 - Añasco San Antonio Abad
  • January 20 - San Sebastian - San Sebastian
  • February 2 - Lajas / Manati / Mayaguez - Virgen de la Candelaria
  • February 3 - Caomo - San Blas
  • March 3 - Patillas - San Benito
  • March 17 - Loiza - San Patricio
  • March 19 - Ciales / Gurabo / Lares / Luquillo / Pañelas - San José
  • March 31 - Patillas - San Benito
  • April 29 - Guaynabo - San Pedro Mártir
  • May 1 - Arecibo - Apostol San Felipe
  • May 3 Bayamón / Trujillo Alto  - La Santa Cruz
  • May 15 - Maunado / Sabana Grande - San Isidro Labrador
  • May 30 - Carolina / Toa Alta - San Fernando
  • June 13 - Barranquitas / Ceiba / Dorado / Guayama / Isabela -  San Antonio Padua
  • June 24 - San Juan / Maricao / Orocovis -  San Juan el Bautista
  • June 30 - Toa Baja - San Pedro Apóstol
  • July 16 - Arroyo / Barceloneta / Cidra / Cataño / Culebra / Hatillo / Morovis / Río Grande / Villalba - Virgen del Carmen
  • July 25 - Loiza Aldea / Aibonito / Fajardo / Guánica / Santa Isabel - Santiago Apóstol
  • July 31 - San Germán - San Germán
  • August 6 - Comerío -El Santo Cristo de la Salud
  • August 10 - San Lorenzo - San Lorenzo
  • August 15 - Cayey - Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
  • August 21 - Adjuntas - San Joaquín y Santa Ana
  • August 30 - Rincón - Santa Rosa De Lima
  • August 31 - Juana Díaz - San Ramón Nonato
  • September 8 - Agua Buenas / Jayuya / Moca / Salinas /Hormigueros - Nuestra Señora de Monserrate
  • September 29 - Cabo Rojo / Utuado / Naranjito - San Miguel Arcángel
  • October 2 - Yabucoa - Los Angeles Custodios
  • October 4 - Aguada -San Francisco de Asis
  • October 4 - Naguabo / Vega Baja - Nuestra Señora del Rosario
  • October 7 - Naguabo /  Vega Baja /Yauco - Nuestra. Señora. del Rosario
  • October 12 -  Canóvanas / Río Piedras - Virgen del Pilar
  • October 24 - Quebradillas - San Rafael Arcángel
  • November 4 -Aguadilla - San Carlos Barromero
  • December 8 - Guayanilla / Humacao / Las Marías /Juncos / Viques / Vega Alta - La Inmaculada Concepción
  • December 12 - Ponce - Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe

In Dominican 21 Division and Puerto Rican Sanse, these dates are especially good for a Fiesta Espirituales, or Spiritual Feast, Veladas and Misas for the Loa.  A Fiesta Espiritual is always planned months ahead, and some can be extravogant events while others are more private humble affairs, they can be all night vigils or parties with food music and dancing or times of quiet prayer, offerings and meditation.  The bigger Fiestas Espirituales are big parties, but unlike any other party, los Lwa, los Orisha, los Muertos, Las Comisiones and the Sanse come down and participate in the festivities.  Some Fiestas Espirituales have live musicians while others play Spiritual music, usually by Celina y Reutilio,  Celia Cruz, Los Nanis or other music which is aimed at the Cuban Santeria or Dominican 21 Division, while others play ritual Cuban Bata music or Puerto Rican Le Lo Lai, Bomba and Plena. 

Puerto Rico being the melting pot of the Carribean, one must expect that Cuban Orisha, Haitian and Dominican Lwa, Taino Zemi and historical Puerto Rican folk saints and heroes would sooner or later interact in a small island of such great deversity.

While most Carribean traditions work with the Lwa or Orisha and most of the music is traditionally aimed at inviting each Misterio within a sequence of ritual songs, which follows a ritual order, this is not the same within Sanse.

In Sanse ( Sance ) Sancistas work with los Muertos, and not so much with  Mistsrios de Alta Luz.  These Muertos are known as Seres, Emisarios Embajadores, Comisiones, and Los Sance.  These Spirits are generally messengers of the Misterios or other divinities, who come down not just to dance, but to consult, lift causas, cleanse and purify.  Some Sancistas are able to manifest one of his / her Jefe ( Lwa ) from their Spiritual frame and it is never quite certain when a Misterio or a Sance of that Misterio will come down.  Traditionally with most other traditions such as Santeria, if a toque for Chango is being played, the music calls on that particular Spirit and that particular Misterio will manifest.  This is the same for Haitian Vodou, but not so true with Dominican Vudu or Puerto Rican Sanse.  The Spirits have their own free will, their own minds, so if a song for Chango or Candelo is being played a Sance of Anaisa can come through or a Madama, an Arabe, a Pirata or even a Taino Spirit if they so wish to manifest.  Also if a Haitian Mambo gets mounted by Erzulie or a Cuban Santero becomes possesed by Ogun, in Puerto Rican Sanse and Espiritismo Criollo or de la Mesa Blanca, a Gitana, Arabe, Indio or a Sanse de Misterio can come down at the same time.  Often the Fiesta runs smothly as Lwa, Orisha, Comisionesband Muerto dance, interact and consult together naturally and often compliment each other as if these things where normal.     

A Sancista generally works more with the dead than with the Misterios.  Sanse in itself is a combination of Hatian and Dominican Vudu with Puerto Rican Espiritismo Criollo (Folk Spiritism ) and the proper name for Sanse or Sance is either one of three.  " Sanse de las 7 Divisiones del Panteón Sancista, or Sanse de La 21 Divisiones del Panteon Sancista. Or La 21 Divisiones del Panteon Sancista de los Siete Jefes.  (The difference between the first two, Sance de las Siete Divisiones del Panteon Sancista, and Sanse de La 21 Divisiones del Panteon Sancista, is that the Sancista works los Sanse of los Siete Jefes and is an Espiritista, while Sanse de la 21 Divisiones means the Sancista has also undergone Dominican initiations ceremonies is a Sancista, Espiritista and an initiate of Dominican Vudu, while the latter means the Individual has a godparent in both Sanse and 21 Divisiones and works them both.). To answer your question I have never under taken any Dominican Initiations there for I am a Sancista and Espiritista of Sanse de las 7 Divisiones del Panteón Sancista as was my Padrino, Tia, and all in my Spiritual family, we have never gone to the Dominican Republic and our ceremonies have been done in Puerto Rico or the mainland of the United States, although I work closely with many Dominicans who are of la 21 Division.

A Fiesta Espiritual always starts of with an Hora Santa or a Velada, in which prayers are recited to protect all the Mediums and all who have come to participate in the Fiestas.  After the Hora Santa, the music begins, cigars are lit, incense and candles are lit and the music, dancing and fiesta commence as Lwa, Orisha, Emisarios, Comisiones, Sance and Muerto are invited to come participate with the congregation  of the Centro, Templo, or Sociedad.

Although followers of Puerto Rican Espiritismo Criollo and Mesa Blanca call the saints by their Catholic names, and recently Espiritismo on the island has been blended with aspects of Brujeria, Curanderismo, Santiguarismo, and Yerberia.  Many Puerto Ricans call the Santos by their Catholic names, while those who follow Sanse, Santerismo or 21 Division use the respected names of the Loases, and of course often interchangebly.  Many Puerto Ricans will agree that the Santo is not, nor never was the Misterio.  What the Santo is to the Misterio and visa versa is a Representante or Representative of the other, a vuelta, a camino an aspect or a road, "of the same" but not one in the same.  They are of the same, as is God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost, but not the same.  What follows bellow is a list of important dates to those who work 21 Division, Vodou and Sanse.  It is impossible for one to celebrate each day and traditionally Sancistas celebrates ones Patron Saint, ones Guardian Angel and ones Misterios that make up ones Siete 7 Jefes en Sanse or attends Fiestas or Hora Santas for those who are under the guardian ship of a particular Misterio or Santo.  A fiesta espiritual can be an elaborate affair starting with a vigil then all night dancing, or a private quiet ceremony with a few trusted loved ones, or even an Hora Santa, where the individual sits quietly before the Tableau, Mesa Blanca or Santuario and prays and meditates alone, offering servicios.


Bon Dye / Buen Dio el Todopoderoso
 The creator of all there is, all there was, and all there ever will be.  The Omnipotent one, Omnipresent, and Omniscient, the Sorce of all creation.  He/she is that Mistery that can never be comprehended by the Lwa and all creation alike.  He/she name can not be muttered by humans, thus his/her name is a mistery to all.  Every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every night and every year belongs to Papa Buen Dios.  Although the masculine Papa Dios is always used, he/she is not limited to such earthly limitations.

Luis Guedesito / Gendesito 
 Niño de Atocha - January 1:  Guedesito as he is often called is part of the Guede Division and Niño Division.  The Guede are the sacred dead and messengers of the dead and Guedesito is a messenger and a child like trickster spirit that enjoys playing pranks.

Inosan Balendyo / Inosan
 Niño de Atocha - January 1:  Inosan Balendjo is the child of Ofelia Balendjo, the sister of Ogun Balendjo.

Gran Simbi Glo / Gran Rey Molinu / Rey del Agua
 Jesus Getting Baptized - January 6:  Ancient father of the Simbi Division of Spirits, Padrino of Mama Chimba and great Magician Loa who is the bearer of souls, both are of the Rada Division and their offsprings are ancient spirits whose Division is named after them.  "Division Simbi"

Candelo Gayo Neh
San Baltazar - January 8:  Gayo Neh is the Sacred Rooster, the Messenger of the Candelo Division, that speaks when danger or betrayal is near.  He is symbolized with red and black feathers and is a messenger of both Candelo and the Ogou Nation.  He is of a fiery personality and represents brut strength and communication.

Centinela / Tribuñal /,Simamayo Pye
 Saint Sebastián - January 20:  In Sanse and 21 Division there is a division of Spirits  known as the Centinela, within Sanse each human has one, they guard humans and protect them from psychic attack and spiritual warefare, they are like Spiritual Armour.  Simamayo Pie belongs to the Nation of the Centinela and is also known in Spanish as Buen Centinela de Dios.   In his vuelta as a Guede he is known as Sangriñè.  Many Puerto Rican Sancistas call him el Gran SanSe.

Ezili Alaila
 Nuestra Senora de Altagracia  - January 21:  Virgren de la Republica Dominicana.

Gran Toro Sentado / Gran Torolisa / Gran Toro Lizan
 Jesus de la Buena Esperanza - Last Sunday of January:  Gran Torolisa is the Father of la Division Petro or Division Negra.  He is a fierce spirit, a Lwa of uncontrolable energies, animal instincts and urges.  He is a well known Sorcereer and can render any black magic impotent.  He is not a Lwa to be taken lightly, he is symbolized with Bulls and Bull's Horns and signifies strength, the power to conquer and the ability to push past obstacles to achieve success and the ability to get things done and the fight for freedom and independence.

Ana Manbro Piel
 Maria Rosa Mistica January 30: A vuelta of Anaisa Pye.


Brighuede / Brigueda / Brigede / Guedesa  Santa Briged de Irelanda - Febuary 1:

Brighuede is an ancient Guedesa and  older Sister to Brigueda  / Gran Mai Brigette "Santa Brigitta de Sucia".  Many confuse these two Misterios as one in the same, or difrent vueltas of the same Lwa, but they are difrent Misterios.

Candelina de Sedife / Candelita / Candelina
Senora de la Candelaria / Maria Candelaria - Febuary 2:  Partner of Candelo Cedife, some say wife, and mother to Candelito.  Some say each one Candelina, Candelita and Maria Candelaria are three difrent Loa or three vueltas of the same one. Maria Candelaria is the Sance Gypsi that walks closely with that Commision.

Candelo Pelayo / Pela Yo - San Blas
 Febuary 3:  A very popular vuelta of Candelo Cedife within Puerto Rican Sanse and guardian of hot tempered children.

Santa Agueda de Catania - February 5: The Gede are a huge Division within Sanse and 21 Division and very few have a Saintly syncrenition, but the few that do are those Ghede who are on their way in becoming Loases although they are Loa.   Guedesa is one of them and other vueltas include Gedilia, Gediliah, Guedalia, Guedaliah, Guedelia, Guedellha, Guedalla, Guedilia, Guediliah, Gedalla, Guadella, Guedalha, or other variations of the name.  In Misas and Fiestas she is represented by el Pan Espiritual which has healing properties which is blessed by the dead.

Gede Zaina
 San Caralampio - Febuary 10: One of the ancient Gede of many Gede, Ghede Zaina was one of the first souls who came down from the heavens on a thread and took life in human form.

Obatala Bel Linde / Batala Be Linde -
Our Lady of Lourdes: Febuary 11:  Nago Misterio of purity, cleanliness and patron of albinos.

 Santa Eulalia - Febuary 14

Piel Básica / Juan "Jan" Bakéo / Papa Pye Legba Pierre
 Saint Peter - Febuary 22 / June 29:  This Misterio is known by many names, in many difrent traditions, he is a great messenger, and locksmith.  He holds the keys to the world of the Spirits and the Misterios and there exsist no door or pathway he can not cross. 

Gran Siligbo / Mama Sili Gbo
 Saint Photine Samaritana /  St Photini The Samaritan Woman  February 26 / March 20: Female aspect of Gran Soley, sister of Belie Belcan, she is of the cleansing flames of the sun, and she is the Misterio who purifies through water and fire, and bestows healing and magical power through herbal baths.  She is symbolized by fresh clean water, wells and the the rays of the Sun. 


Luis Guede
San Luis Gonzaga - March 9:

San Patricio - 17 of March:  Well respected and ancient Loa in Haitian Vodou and 21 Division.

Ogun Guerrero
Saint Joseph the Worker - March 19:  Ogun Guerrero is a great warrior, and governs over labor and hard work.  He is the great blacksmith of the Loases. 

Gran Alouba / La Vieja Lubba
Santa Catalina De Siena - March 25 / April 1:  The Misterio of the suffering wife, she governs and protects against domestic abuse and violence, especially to her servitors.  She is the Loa of the broken woman, who can survive or fall pray as a victim. 

Gran Cali
 Saint Gabriel - March 24 / September 29:  Brother of Belie Belcan, messenger of Papa Buen Dios.


Candelo Agadùn
 Justo Juez - Good Friday before Easter Sunday April:

Gran Baron del Cementrio San Elija del Monte Carmelo - 17 of April / 20 of July: Gran Baron del Cementerio is the leader of the Guede Division, he is the eldest of them and leader amongst all Baron who are represented as the oldest male grave within any given Cemetery.  He is one of the most widely respected Misterio and with Baron de la Cruz and Baron Sabalo make up a mighty trilogy.

Ghuede Nimbo La Croix / Papa Guede Limbo / Baron de la Cruz
 San Expedito -  April 19:  He is the Baron which is represented by the Highest tomb or eldest tomb with a Cross.

Gran Bwana Pye Santa Inez del Monte Perdido - April 20:   Sister to Gran Bua, and symbolized poisounous herbs, roots and weeds.  She is a great herbalist who lives alone in swamp lands, and also symbolizes the beauty in those things that are faboting.  She is a care taker of wild animals.

Legba Coehn
 Niño Cautivo / Nino de Cebu - April 21:

Ogun Ferayo / Ferraille Adogan Piel
Saint Marcos Evangalist - April 23 / April 25 : He is the Lord of battle and the Loa of logic, reason and wisdom.

Ogun Baldagri / Ogun Badagri San Jorge - April 23:  Third in line of the Ogunes and brother to Ogun Balendjo.  Ogun Badagris is the lord of the blade, in command of all weapons, armory and warefare.  After Badagris comes Ogun Palama, Ogun Batala, Ogun Ge Rouge, Ogun Galloneh, Ogou Fonain, Ogun Candelo, Ogun Wenceslao, Ogou Criminel, and Ogun Onsù to name a few.  Each are warriors and protectors of humanity from occult enemies and demons, and each governs over a weapon or metal tool of choice.  Some are warriors, others are healers, defenders of justice, and others harvest the land with their Iron tools of the trade.  

Papa Pie Anciano  / Ogun Ferayo / Jan Ferro
Saint Marcos Evangelist - April 23 / April 25: Papa Pie is the venerable elder loa of languages and communication, and governs over the communication between the Loases and between humans, he is the Loa that signs the peace treaty or signs the documents of war.

Candelia Llegua 
Nuestra Señora de los Desanparados - April  27:

Legba Tibon
Niño Pa - April 30:


Atacua Balenyo
 San Florian - May 4:  One of Ogun Balenjo's youngest sons, he works within the fire division and his padrino is Papa Candelo, and is invoked to render weak, black magic that uses the flames of fire, since he is the Lord of flames.

Legba Lado
Niño de Praga - 3rd Sunday of May:

Ogun Feregai 
 Saint Pancracio - May 12:

Mama Metresa Marassa
Our Lady of Fatima - May 14

Ogou Oca / Saca De Pye
San Isidore the Laborer - May 15:  Saca De Pye is the worker of the land, the farmer, the Loa of the Harvest and agriculture.  He is also known as el Santo Jibaro.

Gunguna Balenyo
Gunguna Gulyone Gunguna Guitienné / Gunguna Guilloné
Saint Hellen - September 14  / May 21:  Gunguna is Gunguna Guitienné (Guilloné).  Gunguna is the great sorceress and is a Loa of water, and walks with the Guede spirits.  She is the mother of the first Hougan.  She is symbolized by Iron nails, those nails used to build homes,coffins and the larger ones used in railroad tracks.  Nails symbolize from life comes movement, which follows death, and then rebirth.

Guedelina  / Rita Mambo / Mamita Mambo
 Santa Rita - May 22:

San Sereni del Monte / Sarai / Sara la Kali
 Santa Sara = May 24 - August 19:  Misterio very popular in Puerto Rican Sanse and Espiritismo Criolla, she is Loa of Gypsies, bagabonds, wanderers, and outcasts and she works with her sisters Maria la Magdalena, Maria Jacobi and Maria Salomé.  The latter three are vueltas of las tres Marias in some Sociedades.

Anaisa La Chiquita
 Jean Dearc - May 30:  In Puerto Rican Sanse Anaisa Chiquita is a spirit of feminine power and beauty.


Ague Taroyo / Fieber Taroyo / Agallu Tarollo
 Saint Ulrich / San Norbert =  June 6: Ague Taroyo is the Lwa of the depths of the ocean floor, the abyss and the unknown mysteries of the sea.  He is also known as Fieber Taroyo, which is the volcanic lava that creates islands and destroys civilisations.  and is symbolized as the fever of the earth.  He can be a violent and unpredictable Loa, and should be greatly respected.   He is seen as a mulatto of green eyes.  

Papa Chimbi / Pai Simbi / Ochu del Mar / Ochu Mar
  Saint Bartholomew - June 11 - August 24: Ancient Loa of tranaformation, son of Gran Dambala and Ayida Wedo.  He is a great sorcerrer, a water spirit and a part of the Simbi Nation.  He is known world wide as the Rainbow Serpent, and has manifested himself materially as the Staff of Moses.

Gran Bohique
 San Onifre - June 12:  Gran Bohique del Monte is a Misterio that resides in the woods, and is a part of the Agua Dulce Division and Gran Bwa Nation, he resides in the woods and desert.   He is a great solitary  Bohique "Shaman Brujo' and the collective souls of the Great Cacique warriors and hunters who resides within the woods and caves.

Papa Legba
 San Antonio de Padua - June 13:  Not the eldest but one of the strongest of the Legba / Legua / Lebane Division.  Papa Legba is a great messenger and opener of doors to opportunities.  He holds the keys to the material and spiritual plane and must be called on first. Other vueltas include Leba Manose, Legba Macute, and Legba Gramisi.

Piti Emanuel
 San Manuel Bueno, Mártir  June 17:

Juan Prieto / Pai de Agua / Tiyan Danto
 Saint John the Baptist - June 24:  Juan Petro or Juan Prieto along with Juan del Fuego form a part of the Division of the Yanes or as it is called in Puerto Rico and Venezuela as los Juanes, some are puro Misterios, while others are Comisiones on their way of becoming Misterios.  Some are also Centinela and some are Magos.  Within this group pertain the Misterios of Haitian Vodou and Dominican 21 Division known as Yan Petró, Yan Fegó de Gonaíve, Yan Bakeo Similo Pie, and Yan Kriminel, who is also known as Kriminel.

Metres Mambo Esili Freda Daome
 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Succour = June 27:  Ezili Freda for short is the sister Loa of Erzulie Dantor, Freda is the Loa of Love and Passion.  While Dantor is a fierce warrior Freda is a coquetish Loa who loves her servitors and enjoys the company of men.  She is the Loa of the heart, perfumes and tradifionally enjoys Locion Pompeya, which is always kept with her servicios. 

Legba Isasan
San Pedro - June 29:

Ogun Sarabanda / Congo
 Saint Peter the Carpinter - June 29:

Juan "Jan" Bakéo  Saint Peter the Fisherman - Febuary 22 / June 29.:



Olicha Baji / Olisa Balli
San  Enrique el Emperador  - July 13: Olisa is the Misterio of the altars and shrines, he is the great inspector who inspects altars shrines and dreams.  He inspects all offerings and shrines and lets us know if they are aceptible or unaceptible to the Loases whom the shrine is constructed for.  He is a great Houngan who gave apon humans the wisdom of using herbs in preparing healing aromatic baths.

Guede Bravo
San Camilo - July 14:  Guede Bravo is the Holy Gede who is responsible for being near the beds of those that are making the transition from life to death.  He is a great Doctor and healer and he has the abilities to tell when a Spirit will pass or stay on earth.  His devotees are also gifted with this gift as they to can tell when a sick person will die or not.  Some Sociedades view or sincrenize Guede Bravo with Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez or el Indio Bravo.

Ezili Dantor
 July 16 / August 15:

Maitresse Gongote Selayo
 Santa Rosalia - July 15: Sister of Baron del Sabado, she is the Godmother of Guedesito alongside with Prim Gede. 

La Barona Mama Buyita
 Virgen del Carmen / Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo - July 16:  Mama Buyita is the wife of Gran Baron del Cementerio and mother to the Guede Division she is the Loa who speaks in a high piched voice. 

Baron del Cementerio
 San Elija del Monte Caramelo - 20 of July / 17 of April:

Guedé Lhea
 San Alejo - July 17:

Olisa Maisia Moquea
Mary Magdeline - July 22: Loa of clairvoyance, psychic sense, intuition, divination and divine knowledge, wife of Fa.  Fa mysteries are not worked within Sance or 21 Division, but he as all Loa is greatly respected.

Gran Mai Brigette / Brigueda 
 Santa Brigida de Suecia - July 23.

Papa Loko
 San Joaquin - July 25:  Great Loa brother of Papa Boko, who leads spirits into the head.

Papa Boko 
 San Deshacedor - July 25: Powerful Misterio who is a great Magician and Sorcerer.  He combats black magic, defeats occult enemies, and the evil eye.  He also governs over the dark arts.

Guede Bravo
 San Camilo July 25:

Ogun Balendjo
San Santiago Apostal - July 25:  Ogun Balendjo is the Lord of lightning and storms, he is austere and a very dignified Mistsrio. He is a distinguished soldier, and brave warrior.  He is always with his trusted Caballo Blanco which he mounts to do battle with those demons that plague humanity.  He protects with his sword and shield and does battle with those who commit wickedness.  He specializes in diplomatic, social and family affairs and is a master in the battle field.  He is the eldest son of Ogou and leads the division of the Ogounes alongside his brothers Ogou Badagri, Ogun Fegai, Ogun Panama, Ogun Onsu, Ogun Negue, Ogun Batala, And Ogun Fonai to name a few.  Although Ogun Balendjo is a fierce warrior, he is also the great healer, the great doctor who heals those who suffer within the battle field.  As he can take life with Iron, steel and metal, so can he heal with it. 

Gran Bwa / Gutapie Anfinido
Saint Jude - July 25:  Gran Bwa is the Misterio of the forrest and woodlands.  He is a hermit, and an herbalist and knows all the mysteries to the healing and poisousnous properties of herbs.  He is a guardian of wild life, and belongs to the Bwa Division, his closest kin folk is Gran Bois or Gran Bosque. He is also known as Gran Bwa Megui and is a great Curandero, and governs alongaside Gran Bosque, Gran Bwa Ileo and Gran Bwa de la Montaña.  Together they protect Gran Bwana Pye a female Loa who governs over wild herbs.

Ogun Nagua
 Saint Mercurius - July 25:

Guedé Alawe / Gran Bwa Ile / Rio Tempestuoso / Arroyo
 San Cristopher - July 25:

La Metresa Mama Mambo / Maitresse Mambo,
 Saint Anne - July 26:  Metresa Mama Mambo is the mother of Anaisa Pye, the loa of Passion and feminine power.  She is always depicted with her daughter Anaisa whom she teaches all her mysteries of suduction and conquering the hearts of men as well as magic, she is a queen and a great sorceress.

Anaisa Pierre / Anaisa Pyé
 Young Mary with Saint Anna - July 26:  Anaisa Pye is one of the most loved Misterios within Sanse and the 21 Division.  She is a coquestish Misterio and enjoys jewelry, perfumes, and make up.  She is the Misterio of Feminin Power, Love, Passion., and dancing.  She enjoys expensive liquors and fine tobacco and is a healer of women and viginal problems, other Vueltas include, AnaIsa Saoco, AnaIsa Limina, and AnaIsa de las Siete Vueltas.

Esili Freda
 Lady of Perpetual Help July 27:

Sentinela Gran Boa
 San Pantaleon -  July 27:

Ezili Kénwa
 Saint Martha - July 29:  Ezili Kenwa is the Witch of the swamp lands, the woman of the dark forrests.  She often works magic with her sister Filomena Lubana. 

Filomena Lubana
 Saint Martha the Dominadora - July 29:  The Misterio of Domination, dominating obsticles, fears and even the 5 senses of humanity.

Madam Chimby / Mama Chimbi  Saint Martha the Dominadora

July 29:  She who holds the Ghede Simbi Loa, Siguelia and Sigueloa


Mambo Lemiye - Abuela Buku
August 1 / September 17: Ancient mother of night and day, good and evil, light and darkness, water and fire, she is an ancient Lwa and mother to the Nago Nation and adoptive mother to all Nations. 

Las Tres Marasa
 Las Tres Marias - August 1: Fe, Esperanza y Caridad.

Mambo Yelefe
 Señora de la Nieve  - August 5:

Erzulie la Valiente / Metres Guedesa Mazaca
 Virgen Negra de las Nieves - Auguest 5:

Legba Manose
San Cayetano el Mellizo /   Anima Sola - November 2 / August 7:  He is known as El Gran Mellizo, the twin brother of Papa Legba, and of all the Legba he is the greatest of charlatanes.

Klemezin Klemey / La Señorita Metresa Clarabel
 Saint Claire - August 11:  La Señorita Klemezin brings clarity, light, clearness, good vision, she clears obstacles and blesses with clairvoyance, insight, and aids us in seeing and recognizing those things that are dark, and evil.  She blesses all with the sixth sense.  She is the light that guides us through the dark periods of our life, and fills our heart with faith and hope.  She helps us in combating black magic and blesses us with the mercy and energy of Papa Dios.

Filomèz / Madam Filo / Filomena
Saint Philomena - August 11:  The maiden loa of happimess and inocense, she is symbolized by the wild flowers that grow in the medows, and the broom which she uses to clean the home of negativities and dirt.  She does not tolerate liquor or tobacco, but rather those things that smell good and clean.  She is the Loa of the kept home and does not tolerate dirt or messy surroundings.  She governs over flowers and sweet smelling herbs, sweet oils, aromatic resins, flower, herb gardens,  perfumes and cleanliness.  Filomena is a beautiful maiden, adorned with garlands of roses, vaporous fabrics, loves gardens and delicate fragrances.

Ezili Dantor -
 16 of July and 15 of August:  The Petrosa Spirit par excellence, she is one of the most widly known, most loved, highly venerated and most saught of, of the Erzulie Nation.  She is a Petro Spirit that also pertains to the Metresa Division in which she rules along side her sisters, such as Ezili Ge Rouge, Sili Ye Ush, Petro Sili, Sili Criminel, Ersili de la Torcha, Sili Boutpied, Sili Kenwa, Sili Kita and Sili Mapyang as well as other Esilis mentioned here. 

Papa Sobo
San Roque - August 16:  Papa Sobo is the Great Healer, and twin brother of Papa Viejo Lebga Carrifou.  While Papa Viejo brings illnesses when one is recklace or careless, Gran Sobo is the healer, the medicine the great Santiguador.

Rosita Legba
 Saint Rose of Lima -  August 23 / 30 -  Papa Legba's youngest sister, once bethrowed to Ogun Balendjo, and Alague she is the ever virgin maiden, and is symbolizes by the Red Rose which is a flower to the Dead. 

Polizón Fronté /  Polison La Fronte / Gran Bwa Megui
 Saint Bartholomew the Apostle - August 24:

Dan Wedo / Ogou Dan Hueso Weso
 King Louis IX of France - August 25:  Dan Wedo / Dan Gueso / Dan Weso is the son of Dambalah and pertaining to the Ogoun Nation.  He is a mystery of changes, purification and of shedding ones skin and becoming another.  He is a great Warrior Loa. 

Candelo Farai
San Benito de Palermo - August 28:

Prin Guede 
 San Benito de Palermo / San Ramon- August 28:

Candelo Fronteh
 Saint Moses the Black / Saint Blas - August 28:

Agassu Milwa
San Agustin - August 28:

Rosita Legba
Santa Rosa de Lima - August 30:  Rosita Legba is the Loa Misterio of the Rose.  Her symbol is the Roses in the garden, and which one offers to both the Dead, the Saints and the Misterios.  Rosita Legba is the Loa of heart break, spinsters and bachlorettes and watches over all those women who suffer in love.  She is the youngest sister of Papa Legba, her colors are Rose, Pink and Brown.

Papa Marasa Twa
Saint Raymond Nonnatus - Augest 31


Maitresse Gongote Selay
 Santa Rosalia September - 4 /July 15:

La Sirena
 Estrella Maris - September 7:

Yemalla Del Norte  
 Virgen de Regla + September 7:

Yemalla Del Sur
 Estrella Maris - September 7:

Cachita Tumbo
Our Lady of Charity -  Sept 8: MI QUERIDA MADRE

Gunguna Balenyo
Santa Elena - September 14  / May 21:

Madre Sili / Metresili 
Lady of Sorrows /Mater  Dolorosa - September 15:

Guedé Sanguiñao / Sanguiñé
San Cipriano - September 16:   Great Magjcian Loa who fathered Siguelia and Sigueloa.

Mambo Lemiye - Abuela Buku -
September 17: Ancient Loa Misterio, Mother of aposing forces, night and day, good and evil.

Mambo Laselle -
 la Virgen de la Salette - September 19:

Centinela Sabalo
 San Eustaquio de Roma - September 20:

Ofelia Balendjo 
Our Lady of Mercy -  September 24:

La Merce, Ofelia Balendjo, also spelled Ofelia Balenyo is the the sister of Ogun Balendjo in Santeria she is the female aspect of Obatala. She is an Ogun Spirit belonging also to La Metresa Division. She protects against justice and court matters and her.cloak covers her children with divine Sanctuary.
La Marassa
 Saint Damon and Saint Cosmos - September 26:  Protecter of twins, great healers and symbolize cosmic dualties.

Ogou Palama / Ogun Panama
 San Wenceslao - September 28:

Belie Belcan Tome / el Viejo Chiquito / Cojito 
 San Miguel Arcangel - September 29: Salve Belie Belcan a great Misterio most loved in Sance and Vudu.  Judge and Lawyer defender of evil.

Tindjo Alague
Saint Rafael - September 29:  Leader of the Agua Dulce Division.

Gran Cali
Saint Gabriel - March 24 / September 29:

Agome Tonèr / Guedé Dionisio /  Guedé Alawe
 San Jeronimo  - September 30:


Ti Pierre Dantor
 Santa Teresita de Lisieux - October 1:  Younger sister of Anaisa Pie / Pierre

Gran Bosque / Osanje / Gran Selva
 Saint Francisco of Asisi of the Cross - October 4:  The Yerbero Mayor, the great herbalist, the one who holds all the wisdom and mystery to every healing herb.  He is known in Vodou as Gran Bois and is a part of the Gran Bwa Nation, and like his brothers he is not to trusting of humans. He is also a great protecter of wild life and wild animals.

Oggun / Gran Ogou Negro
 San Mauricio - October 5 / December 27:  Gran Oggun is the eldest of the Ogun Division father of Ogun Balendjo, Ogun Badagris, and all the other Ogun.  Some say father others say older brother of Belie Belcan.  He is a Rada Spirit, a Puro Misterio,a great and ancient warrior, and is the one who rules over all weapons, metals, and war.  Amongst the Ogun he holds the highest rank as General of the Celestial Army, which he shares his ranks with all his sons.  All the Ogun Nation fall under him, such titles that fall below him are General, Lieutenant General, Major General, Brigadier General, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Captain, First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant and so on.  He is symbolized as the great laborer, the Misterio who works none stop in Buen Dios' celestial army.

Rosaura Candelaria / Rosario Candelia
 Nuestra Señora del Rosario - October 7:

Guedé Uhsu
 San Luis Beltran - October 9:

Feast Day of all Indios fourth Friday in September and  October 12:

Indio Alague, Indio Carinoa, Pluma Blanca, Indio de la Paz, Cacique Sentado, Indio Aguila Roja, Indio Enriquillo, India Ciboney, India Jihoanya, Indio de la Paz, Indio de la Fuerza, Indio Poderoso, Indio de la Guerra, Indio Bravo, Indio Libertador, Indio Valiente

Guedélia Legcua
 Santa Teresa de Jesus - October 15: Guedelia is the former wife of Ogun Balendyo before Ezili Freda.  She is the Metresa of the market place, graveyards and divine justice.  She is a.Misterio of change and the gates of graveyards are a symbol of her vigina which symbolize the transformation of life into death, then rebirth.

Baron de la Cruz / Baron del Sabalo
 Saint Gerard - October 16:  Vuelta of el Baron del Cementerio

Legua / Leguas
 San Hilarion - October 21: The Legua division is named after this Misterio, and both San Hilarion and Legua are important within Sanse, Vodou, 21 Division and other traditions, they lead the Spirits of the Comisiones and other Misterios to the Misas and Fiestas and open the doors.  As all Leguas do in their league "division" they are often Spirits of the roads and messengers.

Ghuede Gran Bwa
 Saint Jude - October 28:


Dia de los muertos / Dia de Ghuedes  November 2. Many Guede are on the list they are governed by Baron del Cementerio and some Ghuede include, Guede Nibo, Guedeh Mazaca, el Señor Don Gede,, Ruperto Guedde, Roberto Gedeh, Dionisio Gwedeh, Vicente Gedeh, Guedde Bi, Guede Lia, Guede Imbo, Guede Infum, Aracne Guedde, Gede Zaina, Ursula Guedde, and Gedelia de La Cruz, Gedeh Siete Encrusadas, Gwedeh Siete Sombras, Gwedeh Siete Capas,  Gede Calavera, Guede de la Boveda, and Gedeh Catatumba to name just a few of the infinite Guedes.

 Bendita Anima Sola - November 2: Feribunda is the keeper and overseer of cemeteries, burial grounds and graveyards.  Feribunda is viewed as the sacred four corners that surrounds the realm of the dead and is guardian of the four Centinela del Cementerio, Boco Tebú Tecacho, Abúm, A Lembó and Cacique, Rey de la "Encabezá.  Feribunda is the central point.

Mambo Marinette
 Las Bendita Anima Sola - November 2:  If we talk about the Petro Spirits we can not forget this Spirit of Fire.  She is a fierce Lwa, and not one to be taken lightly.  Although she is a Metresa she is unlike the others, because she deals with pure pain and suffering and is not one to be played with because she will burn, conquer and destroy.  Marinette was born of the suffering of the slaughter of the African and Taino people and she is of raw chaotic emotions.  She is the shackles and the chain, the whip and the rope, she is of fire and of water, of pure suffering and pain.  She is a true witch of fire whom she rules with her sisters Marinette Bembele and Marinette Shampwel.  In Cuban Santeria she manifests as Antonia Gerbasio, and in Puerto Rico she is Amalia Eboso.  She is la Llorona, la Gritona in Central and South America.  She is not worked with but a Spirit that should be respected.  Others include Marinette Bois Cherche, Mari Anette Coeur Noir, Maria Antonia Sangran or Maria Sangrona and Maria Celestina Abdenago

Candelo del Monte / Candelo de la Escoba
 Saint Martin de Porres - November 3:

Candelo Borro Meh
Saint Charles Borromeo - November 4:  The Great healer who manifests within humans with fevers, sweet, and endurance.

Papa Candelo  Papa Candelo -  November 4:  Candelo is symbolized by Fire and leader of la Divison del Fuego, raw energy, animal instincts, pleasures and dance.  He is the Spirit of male sexual instincts and  enjoys tobacco, fire water such as Rum and Aguardiente.  He is the Spirit of Dance.  Papa Candelo has many vueltas or caminos, some are Candelo Monta Escoba, Pa Candelo, Señor Monsieur Candelo, Candelo Anton , Candelo Malayo, Filemon Candelo, Candelo Sedife, Candelito, Oliborio Candelo, Candelo 7 Espinas, Candelo Fellago, Candelo Funeral and Capitan Petro Candelo.

Candelo Cedife
 Saint Charles Borromeo - November 4:  Candelo of the Fire Tourch.  Of sexual raw energy.

Mama Tete / Mama Cepona / Mama Tetona / Madre de Agua / Atabeira
 Divina Providencia - November 9:  Patron Saint and Guardian of the Sanse tradition, and Puerto Rico she is a Petro Loa and part of the Agua Dulce Division known as Cemi or Zemi. 

Gran Ogun Batala
San Martin Caballero - November 11:  The Ogoun of the Peace Treaty.

Guedé Martyin
San Martin de Porres - November 11

Bakúlu Baká
 Saint Philip - November 14:  Bakùlu Baka is the Loa of the dead of the forest and woods, he is not a Loa one treds lightly with, but must be greatly respected, all Spirits of the forests who died a tragic death are under his watch.

Mambo Sesil
 Santa  Cecilia = November 22:

Guede Lacua
 Juan de la Cruz - Vuelta to Baron de la Cruz. November 24 / December 14:

Amalia Belcan / Amalia Dominga Soler
La Milegrosa - November 27:  Amalia Belcan, is the Queen Mother of the Belcan Nation, in her arms she holds Piti Belcan / Chiquito Belier.

 La Milegrosa - November 27:

Maitre Carrefour / Maestro de la Encrucijada 
San Andrés Apóstol - November 30 -  Petro aspect of Papa Pie Viejo and Papa Legba and Guede Lacua.  He is the one in the crossroads who walks the night with demons and tourmented souls.   He is the Petro Loa who has the power to open and close the veils to those spirits who are trapped in the material plane.


Nago Ogu Chango
 Santa Barbara Africana / Chango Macho - December 4:  This is the Chango Macho king that is widely venerated in many traditions, he is the Misterio of Thunder and Lightning. He is also sincrenized with Saint Michael of the Spear.  He is of the Ogun Nation which are a very masculine Nation but often does not get along with his brothers because of his flirtatious, careless, carefree,androgynous, festive and womanizing ways. 
Sili Danto / Ezili Danthó Pye
Mater Salvatoris - December 4:

Candela Centella 
 Saint Barbara - December 4:  She is the Loa who is the closest in associatiom to the Orisha Oya Iyansa.

Gran Soler /  Solier
San Nicolas del Sol / Gran Poder de Dios - December 6:  Leader of the Soley Division, closests Mistery to Papa Buen Dios.

Papa Marasa
 San Nicolas de Bari / San Nicolas del Sol - December 6:  Head of the Niño and Marasa Division, protector of Children.

Miniquita Bercan / Consepcion
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary December 8:

Candelo Siete Espina
 Jesus Negro  - December 8:

Mama Gizan / Mama Yimo Gamba Ayima
Santa Lucia - December 13:

Papa Pie Viejo / Legba Carifu / Pata en Llaga / Pie Casse
San Lazaro - December 17:  The eldest in the Legua division, he is the Mistery that governs over illnesses and diseases.  Like his brother Sobo, he is also a great healer. 
Piti Solier / Piti Soler / Chiqui Soli
Niño Dios - December 25:  a younger vuelta of Gran Solier.

Legba Grasimo
Niño de las Suertes - December 25:

Piti Legba 
 Divino Nino - December 25:  The trickster child spirit.

Luis Guendesito
Nino de Atocha - December 25:

Niño Divino - December 25:

Visit this page frequently as I will update it frequently with new entries or explenation of those Misterio Loa I did not fully explain.

Sancista Brujo Luis



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