BABALU-AYEAlso known as BABALUAYE, OBALUAYE
Hard-working deity of healing
Sources tell us BABALU-AYE walks on crutches — or possibly just carries them around. He also has two dogs. To sniff out infection? His favorite colors are brown, black and purple — the hues of bruising.
We regret to report that at the moment BABALU-AYE's most pressing problem is AIDS, which he is constantly being asked to cure. We just hope his medical scientists are working on it.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Area or people : Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BABALUAYE, OBALUAYE
Popularity index : 1812
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