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 5, 2007
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
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 28, 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
came from africa and brought to cuba now in all parts of da world
i belive in santeria and i do spell to any one who fucks with me
by blazinmiz April 1, 2004
I don't practice santeria. I don't practice the way of the saints.
by Nick Pascetti June 6, 2003