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A Babaylan refers to a priestess.

Among the known functions of babaylans are:

  • Praying to a deity to grant a wish[1]
  • Officiating weddings[2]
  • Praying for the soul of the dead[3]
  • Curing the sick[4]

Among the cultures known to have babaylans are diwatas, Hathors[5] and Punjabwes.

The nymfa who presided over the initiation rite of Luna may also be a babaylan.

References

  1. Episode 13
  2. Episode 81
  3. Episode 163
  4. Episode 185
  5. Implied, as Hagorn looked for one so he could marry LilaSari

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