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The Orisha Yewá and our Saint Clare of Assisi

Yewá santeria

Yewa o Yeggua in women it is purity, chastity, virginity and sterility. In Santeria she is highly revered, considered a great fearless warrior, defender and guide of her devotees.

It is the Orisha that represents loneliness, the containment of feelings, the owner of the grave, who habita in solemn worship among the graves and the dead.

Your task is to carry the Eggun or spirits of the deceased to Oyá and she is the one who dances on their graves.

In Santiago de Cuba, Yewa She is one of the Orishas most revered for her power to speak to those in the afterlife.

He gives himself as a tutelary Orisha and his children enjoy great prestige as fortune tellers.

To please her and follow her precepts, they cannot undress, have affairs or quarrels, nor should they raise their voices or act violently.

Mix of religions, Yewá and Santa Clara de Asís

Yeggua She wears a pink dress and a wide skirt is tied at the waist with a belt of the same tone. He wears a crown decorated with many snails.

It is said that she is very shy with men, since she is a virgin and does not dance.

And as part of the worship of the slave rite during the colony, each Orisha adopted the name of a Catholic saint.

So Yewá, in Santeria, came to be worshiped by its faithful in various Catholic images, one of them is Saint Clare of Assisi.

They also presented him with devotion as Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados and Nuestra Señora de Monserrate, for their similar qualities as deities associated with human dilemmas, who were asked for advice and blessings for a speedy recovery.

Saint Clare of Assisi in Catholicism

Known as the first abbess of San Damiano, Saint Clare of Assisi She was a disciple of Saint Francis of Assisi at the age of 18, and she begged him for his help to also live "according to the way of the Holy Gospel.

He became her spiritual guide and the saint remained in a convent for 41 years until the day of her death.

Saint Clare of Assisi is recognized as the only woman to write a rule of religious life for women so that the charism of Francis of Assisi would be preserved in all female communities

It is said that he suffered from an illness for 27 years in the convent of San Damiano, and endured many sufferings praying without ceasing.

Both deities are highly revered in the cult of the Santeria in Cuba, Yewá, part of our African roots and the adored Saint Clare of Assisi, a deity who professes love and faith.

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