Voodoo Altar to Santa Marta La Domina...
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Giovanni Savino EXPERT Taken 00:40, 17/06/2010 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Voodoo Altar to Santa Marta La Dominadora

The World > North America > Caribbean > Dominican Republic

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

This Voodoo altar from the Dominican Republic is a very rare example of devotion to Santa Marta la Dominadora in "punto Metresa" where her image is placed on the upper part of the altar (altar Mayor) and not as it is common, in the lower and often hidden part of the altar also known as "Punto Petro". In this panoramic view we can see the whole pantheon of syncretistic images of many different Saints (or Lwas) on the main altar, then, panning to the right a smaller "Punto Petro" at ground level, containing San Elias, Baron del Cementerio, Santa Marta (en punto Petro) and other Petro spirits. Continuing to the right we can observe the "Punto Indio", a water receptacle for water spirits such as Yemaya, la Reina Anacaona and others. The three crosses in the middle of this altar represent the saint calvary. For more information about Dominican Voodoo worshiping and traditions please contact me at: magneticart@Juno.com or click on the following link to preview one of my documentaries on this topic: http://www.earthcds.com/caribbean/dominican/misterios.shtml

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Dominican Republic

map

A: Voodoo Altar to Alaila (Virgen de Altagracia

by Giovanni Savino, 4.0 km away

A rural Vudu altar in a remote location of the Dominican Republic

Voodoo Altar to Alaila (Virgen de Altagracia

B: El Roblito School

by Marvin del Cid, 35.7 km away

Nuevo centro educativo de El Roblito en Padre de las Casas, Azua.

El Roblito School

C: Yaques River

by Marvin del Cid, 42.1 km away

Yaques River

D: Batey La Bombita

by Marvin del Cid, 53.5 km away

Esta es la granja picicola del Batey La Bombita en Barahona.

Batey La Bombita

E: Enriquillo Lake

by Marvin del Cid, 64.3 km away

Enriquillo Lake

F: Valle Nuevo Pyramid, Constanza

by Marvin del Cid, 66.8 km away

Valle Nuevo Pyramid, Constanza

G: Constanza Porch

by Nelson Muñoz, 69.6 km away

Beautiful Porch in Eva Pamela's Family's House up in Arroyo Frio within Constanza's Mountains

Constanza Porch

H: Organic Banana Plantation in Mao, Dominican Republic

by Marvin del Cid, 80.7 km away

Banana Plantation under the Fairtrade program

Organic Banana Plantation in Mao, Dominican Republic

I: Bahoruco National Park

by Marvin del Cid, 81.5 km away

Bahoruco National Park

J: Pelempito hole

by Marvin del Cid, 85.1 km away

Pelempito hole

This panorama was taken in Dominican Republic

This is an overview of Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with 48,442 square kilometres (18,704 sq mi) and an estimated 10 million people.

Source:

Wikipedia

Share this panorama