Las Mujeres Cubanas y la Santeria. Women Practicing Santeria in Cuba Nancy J. Padrón. Introduction. CUBA The most practiced religion on the Island is Santeria. Born among the African Yoruban people who were taken to Cuba as slaves between the 16 th and 19 th centuries. . Definition.
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Women Practicing Santeria in Cuba
Nancy J. Padrón
The most practiced religion on the
Island is Santeria.
Virgen de las Mercedes
Our Lady of MercySyncretization
Virgen de la Caridad
(Patron Saint of Cuba)
Our Lady of CharitySyncretization
Virgen de Regla
Our Lady of RuleSyncretization
Santeria is understood to permeate
all aspects of Cuban society.
Born in 1860 and Died in 1958
Contrary to the status of women in
Cuba, particularly people of color who
had been subjugated for centuries…..
In Santeria, the women were respected
and revered because they played an
integral role in the hierarchy of the
fledged religion in its own right – was never granted the status of other religious institutions in Cuba.