An African based religion combining worship of voo-doo deities with the Roman Catholic saints.
I knew a family of Santeria practitioners from Cuba
by Paul Strait August 27, 2003
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African slaves who were forced to work for the spanish, speak spanish and accept chrianity. So the slaves gave their african gods the names of christian saints and then continued to worship them in their native language. *tricky, tricky!* This form of worship is called SANTERIA. Santeria saved many African religious rituals and musical stuff. Santeria is the Yoruba religion from Nigeria and it survived in Cuba.

Santeria is still practiced today.

Its also an awesome song by Sublime
I don't practice Santeria
I ain't got no crystal ball,
Well I had a million dollars but I, I'd spend it all
If I could find that heina and that sancho that she'd found.... etc etc.
by Katii Tornick December 24, 2003
a song by sublime
i don't practice santeria i aint got no crystal ball...
by julie June 25, 2003
An African-based religion similar to voodoo, originating in Cuba and Brazil, which combines the worship of traditional Yoruban deities with the worship of Roman Catholic saints.
I dont practice santeria, I aint got no crystal ball
by Bam August 26, 2003
Santeria, better known as La Regla de Ocha, La Regla Lukumi, or simply "La Relgion" is an Afro-Cuban religion with roots from the Yoruba people of West Africa, Nigeria.
It is the worship of the Orishas which are the primordial energies of creation and the movement that guides human conciousness. Contrary to popular belief, there is no mixture between Catholocism and Santeria. The saints were merely used as a mask to hide the worship of the Orishas when the religion was forbidden and forced to go underground in Cuba. Building Character, ceremony, initiation, divination and animal offering are essential elements of this religion.
Hi Matthew, is that Voodoo you are practicing?
No Lucy, it's not Voodoo silly. Voodoo is from Haiti and is more ancestreal type of worship. I practice Santeria which is more nature based and it's from Cuba.

Hi Matthew can you do a love spell for me with Santeria? Sure I can Michelle, bring me some honey, cinnamon, and perfume, we will take it to the river and make an offering to Oshun.
by Matthew Oshun October 05, 2007
one of the best divine, Sublime,and soulful song in the world!!!!!!
no place is good 4 him he best go run + hide daddy's got a new 45 + i wont think twice 2 stick that barrel strait down sanchos throat believe me when i say that i got sumthing 4 his punkass...
by Donna October 27, 2003
A type of voodoo or a song by subline
I dont practice santeria, because i have no cyrstal ball.
by thisisitbaby August 10, 2009

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