The Palo altar (la prenda, or el caldero), a vessel filled up by magical objects and covered by goat's blood, is seen on the floor of the temple in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, August 1, 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...more »
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