Palo Judio

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Palo (religion) - Syncretism
... Religious syncretism can be seen in some houses of Palo, called Palo Cristiano, with the use of the cross and images of Catholic saints as representations of the Nkisi ... However, in other houses, called "Palo Judio", there is no syncreticization with Catholic imagery ... The name Palo Judio literally means "Jewish Palo", but the term "Jewish" as used here does not refer to the Jewish religion rather it is metaphorical shorthand for "refusing to ...