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"I knew of two African religions in the barracoons: The Lucumi and the Congolese. The Congolese were much more involved with witchcraft than the Lucumi who had more to do with the saints and with God.   They were well-known in the Flor de Sagua (plantation) because their magic-men used to put spells on people and take possession of them...I got to know the elders of both religions after Abolition. The Congolese used the dead and snakes in their religious rites. They prepared big pots called ngangas...and that was where the secret of their spells lay. All the Congolese had these pots for mayombe...The Congolese solved problems while the Lucumi told the future. They made marks for the saints on the walls of their rooms with charcoal and white chalk, long lines and circles, each one standing for a saint. The Lucumi and the Congolese did not get along..."

Biografía de un cimarrón (The Autobiography of a Runaway Slave. Esteban Montejo.) Miguel Barnet. Instituto de Etnología y Folklore, Havana (1966)