The large Palo altar (la prenda, or el caldero), a vessel filled up by magical objects, placed in Callejón de Hamel in Havana, Cuba, August 12, 2009. The Palo religion (Las Reglas de Congo) belongs to the group of syncretic religions which developed in Cuba amongst the black slaves, originally brought from Congo during the colonial period. Palo, having its roots in spiritual concepts of the indigenous people in Africa, worships the spirits and natural powers but can often give them...more »
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