Cuban Woman and Images of Santería

Santeria Sacrifice by James Emery from Douglasville, United States (Santeria Sacrifice) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

In Trinidad, Cuba, James Emery from Douglasville, United States visited the home of a Santería priest. He recalls: “The previous day, they had had a sacrifice. These are the remnants including a goat head, chicken feathers, and dried blood. Not included is the foul odor. This sacrifice is associated with a Babalawo.” ©creative commons license.



Santería à Trinidad (Cuba) : Templo Yemalla (Yemayá)

Photo by Ji-Elle (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons




Eleggua (Papa Legba, Eshu) cement head for religious observance (Santeria).

Photographed by Thomas Altfather Good, this work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. ORTS.

Santería altar in Cuba by Susanne Bollinger

Santería altar in Cuba. Photographed by Susanne Bollinger  [CC BY-SA 4.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


Featured image: Doña Paulina accepted to pose with an enormous cigar. Havanna, Cuba.

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