Babalu Aye

Babalu Aye (Healer)-Babalu Aye is the Orisha of the sick.  He is a great healer of infectious and epidemic diseases.  Babalu Aye is the “Father of the Earth” and is called upon to cure human infections like AIDS HIV, smallbox, leprosy and influenza.  He is both revered and feared for his great power to cure and punish.  Saint Lazarus is associated with him in the Roman catholic religion.  Babalu Aye’s colors are yellow and purple, his number is 17 and is honored on December 17th.  Cigar, gin, rum or white wine with beans and a yellow candle is offered to him on Wednesday.