BabaluAye is the Orisha who governs

 epidemics and

 heals infectious diseases.

 Though originally associated with

 smallpox, many of today's worshippers 

appeal to BabaluAye for healing from


His colors are brown, black, and purple.

His number is 17.

His symbols are two dogs and crutches.

He is portrayed dressed in burlap.

He is offered white wine, popcorn, 

sesame seed candy, 

and a variety of grains, beans, and seeds.



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