Babalu Aye

  • Folk Magic Beliefs
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

In The African Yoruba Religion, ''Babalu Aye'' is a powerful Deity that is most associated with Disease and the curing of such. It is thought that when Babalu Aye is ''displeased'' with The World She releases Her ''wrath'' in the form of infectious aliments, such as plague. By appeasing Her, She will likewise ''remove'' such conditions. Even Her very name is not to be invoked lightly, for fear of bringing forth an aliment. In Her Ritual, is is said that a specially blessed Broom is used to ''sweep'' (ritually) an affected area and offering brightly colored Shells (placed over the now ''cleaned'' location. Babalu Aye was also adopted into Haitian Voodoo Beliefs and well as some South American Folk Magic Systems.