ABORISHA: Aborisha – is a common term that is used to refer back to the worshiper and the actual worship of the Orisha’s.
La Regla Lucumi: This is another term that is used to refer to the “Santeria”
Macubma: A Synonym that is sometimes used to refer to “santeria”, but it really refers to a group of Brazilian religions.
Lukumi is also used; it is related to a Yoruba word meaning “friend”. It is used to refer to both the religion and the practitioners of Afro-Cuban worship of the Orishas.
Elekes: These are beaded necklaces and the colors of the beads relate to your ruling orisha. For example, if Shango is your ruling orisha, the beads will be red and white, Shangos’ colors. The pattern of the beads, like 3 red alternating with 3 white, is decided by the santero who prepares the eleke.
These are a few of the terms used in Santeria. (This Santeria Dictionary and Terminology Post will be updated as days move on with additional terms and meanings.)