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Term: loas

DEFINITIONS

Loas: Deities in Afro-Caribbean religions such as Voodoo, Santeria, etc. They enter their devotionaries, and the worshipers act like the deity and are treated as the deity by other worshipers.
source: Modern Magick, by Donald Michael Kraig

Loas:

Often described as and treated as a Voudoun deity, a Loa is more like an archetype or talesmanic image created through worship and invocation that temporarily houses deity. In ritual the Loa may then possess ("ride") a devotee. The term "Loa" is used as both singular and plural forms.




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