Santero

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A Santero (feminine form Santera, Spanish for "saint-maker") may refer to either:

In Roman Catholicism[edit]

  • In Spanish culture, a collector, or an artisan who creates Santos y Revultos and other Spanish-style religious artwork.

In Santería[edit]

  • A man who has undergone the Initiation known as "Kariocha" in the Santería religion, also known as "making the Saint" (Spanish: Hacer Santo) where his tutelary deity is crowned over his head. A santero is an initiated priest of the orisha that was crowned over his head.