Babalú-Ayé: The Orisha Who Can Cure The Sick
Call upon The Orisha Babalú-Ayé to alleviate suffering from illness, and to give him offerings and prayers to help those in need of his mercy.
Babalú-Ayé (Father) is a powerful and feared Orisha. He is associated with infectious diseases and healing. Although strongly associated with illness and disease, Babalú-Ayé is also the deity that cures these ailments. Both feared and loved, Babalú-Ayé is sometimes referred to as the "Wrath of the supreme god" because he punishes people for their transgressions. Babalu Aye is associated with Saint Lazarus.