Beings of the Santo Daime
The hymns refer to many Divine Beings from various religious doctrines that have been adopted by the Santo Daime.
This page is a place to illuminate some of these beings in whatever ways we can, exploring their lineages, origins, and meanings within the doctrine.
If you would like to contribute any information about any of these beings, please do on the message boards.
Thank you!

Águia Branca

Lineage - Unknown

The White Eagles are a group of Spiritual Beings who have the characteristics of clear sight, patience, far-seeing perspective, and total faith in the "winds" of divine love. They are healers and teachers with a highly refined vibration. Their mission is to hel pin the awakeing of humanity to our higher nature, the god-nature we share with all beings.
- Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart

Antônio-Jorge

Lineage - Unknown

A spiritual guide to Padrinho Sebastião prior to beginning his work with Daime.
- CEFLURGEM.org

B.G.

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

The sociologist, Juarez Duarte Bomfim, in his e-book O Jardim de Belas Flores commentary on Mestre Irineu's O Cruzeiro hymnbook, has postulated that BG may stand for "Bom Guarda o Bom Guardião", literally "good guard or good guardian" and may be a deity or divine being, possibly Mestre Irineu himself.
- CEFLURGEM.org

Barum

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Canta Praia

Lineage - Unknown

The Singing Beach, a spirit of the sea.

Carraca

Lineage - Unknown

Carracacá

Lineage - Unknown

Cires Beija-Mar

Lineage - Unknown

Currupipipiraguá

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Possibly a transformation of Curupira, a religious entity from the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhão, where Mestre Irineu was born.
- As Matrizes Maranhenses do Santo Daime

Dr. Bezerra de Menezes

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Captain of legions of doctors in the astral. Dr. Bezerra de Menezes is very important in Mesa Branca works in the Santo Daime.

Emmanuel

Lineage - Unknown

Equiôr

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Exú

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

Messenger of the Orixás
Greeting: Laroyê Exú!
Colors: Red and Black
Weekday: Monday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Father Paxá

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Iansã

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

Iansa is the Orisha of the winds, hurricanes and tempests. She lives at the gate of the graveyard, and has dominion over the realm of the Dead. Her name in English means "mother of nine (children)."
- Wikipedia

Orixá of the winds and storms
Greeting: Epahey Oyá!
Colors: Brown and Red
Weekday: Wednesday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Yansã is syncretized with Saint Barbara

Iemanjá

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

She is the Queen of the Ocean, the patron deity of the fishermen and the survivors of shipwrecks, the feminine principle of creation and the spirit of moonlight. A syncretism happens between the catholic Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes (Our Lady of the Seafaring) and the orixá Iemanjá of the African Mithology. Sometimes, a feast can honor both.
- Wikipedia

Orixá of the sea, second wife of Oxalá
Greeting: Odò ìyá!
Colors: Silver and White
Weekday: Saturday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Yemanjá is syncretized with the Virgin Mary

Jandaí

Lineage - Unknown

Judaci

Lineage - Unknown

Jurema

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

The daughter of Oxala, Jurema is a powerful cabocla.

King Agarrube

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

One of the three Kings of the Forest, along with Titango and Tintuma
- CEFLURGEM.org

King David

Lineage - Catholic

King Tintuma

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

One of the three Kings of the Forest, along with Titango and Agarrube
- CEFLURGEM.org

King Titango

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

One of the three Kings of the Forest, along with Agarrube and Tintuma
- CEFLURGEM.org

Marachimbé

Lineage - Unknown

According to Padrinho Eduardo Salles Freitas, Marachimbé is a divine being, a disciplinarian, who helps God and good, always with a whip in the hand.
- CEFLURGEM.org

Marizia

Lineage - Unknown

Marum

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Mary Magdalene

Lineage - Catholic

The twin heart that together with her Beloved make the Sacred Heart.
- Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart

Moses

Lineage - Catholic

Nanã Boroquê

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

The oldest of the Orixás, the first wife of Oxalá, the Goddess of Death
Greeting: Saluba Nanã!
Colors: Lilac and Purple
Weekday: Tuesday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Noah

Lineage - Catholic

Obaluaê

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

Divinity of disease and illness (particularly smallpox, leprosy, and now AIDS), also orisha of healing and the earth, son of Iemanja.
- Wikipedia

The Orixá of medicine and the god of smallpox
Greeting: Atotô!
Colors: Brown and Gold
Weekday: Monday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Ogum

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

The Yoruba deity of war and iron, also related to the edge of the ocean.
- CEFLURGEM.org

Ogum (as this Yoruba divinity is known in the Portuguese language) is often identified with Saint George, for example in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. However Ogum may also be represented by Saint Sebastian, as it is often done in the northeast of the country, for example in the state of Bahia. Officially Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of the city of Rio de Janeiro, which is located in the state of the same name in Brazil. Matthias Röhrig Assunção also notes that St. Anthony is often identified with Ogun in Bahia.
- Wikipedia

The Orixá of war, and also blacksmithing
Greeting: Ogunhê!
Colors: Blue and Green
Weekday: Tuesday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Omunguelê

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

Oxalá

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

The chief Orixá
Greeting: ÈPA BÀBÁ!
Colors: White
Weekday: Friday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

The personified force of the high mountains in the afro-Brazilian religions. He is directly linked to the Creator, therefore the equivalent of the Christ-ed One, Jesus.
- Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart

Another greeting for Oxalá is Babacaô, pronounced Ba-ba-kah-oh!
- Baixinha

Oxóssi

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

The Orixá of hunting and the king of the forest
Greeting: Okê arô!
Colors: Green and Blue
Weekday: Thursday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Oxóssi carries a bow and arrows. He is syncretized with Saint Sebastian in the state of Rio.

Oxum

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

Orixá of love, fertility, and motherhood
Greeting: Ora yê yê ô!
Colors: Yellow
Weekday: Saturday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Orixá of rivers and fresh waters

Oxumaré

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

The Orixá of wealth, represented by the rainbow and the snake
Greeting: Arroboboi Oxumarê!
Colors: Yellow and Green
Weekday: Tuesday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Papapapaparuê

Lineage - Unknown

Princess Janaína

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Princesa Janaína, or just Janaína, can be a way to call Yemanjá, an endearment, and she can also be a cabocla from the sea

"Janaína" is the word for a type of blackbird in the language of the Amazonian native peoples.
- Wikipedia

Princess Soloina

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Ripi Iaiá

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Saint Barbara

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Barbara is syncretized with Iansã

Saint Clare of Assisi

Lineage - Catholic

(1194-1253) The twin heart to Saint Francis. She left her wealthy family to follow Saint Francis, forming the society of Poor Clares, devoting herself utterly to charity. She brings the peace of total faith to those who call upon her.
- Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart

Saint Cosmas

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Damien

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Elizabeth

Lineage - Catholic

Mother of St. John

Saint Francis

Lineage - Catholic

(1181-1226) The embodiment of ruthlessly confronting the lower self and subjecting it to the discipline of divine light. He is the bringer of the living force of forgiveness to the ones willing to totally humble themselves before their God.
- Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart

Saint Gabriel

Lineage - Catholic

Saint George

Lineage - Catholic

Saint John

Lineage - Catholic

One of the great Beings who guide humanity. His aspect is as the bringer of justice, truth, and the courageous confronting of "sin", which means the erroneous but ubiquitous belief in separation from the Divine and the resulting actions that seek to prove the erroneous belief as true.
- Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart

Saint Joseph

Lineage - Catholic

The father of Yeshua, husband of Miriam. He is the available archetype of fulfilling the promises made to spirit, of duty performed with grace and faith.
- Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart

Saint Lazarus

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Madalena

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Miguel

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Pedro

Lineage - Catholic

The holder of the key of heaven, which is in you. He is the guide on the narrow path of total devotion and surrender to the will of the One.
- Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart

Saint Policarpo

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Polycarpe, a direct disciple of St. John the Evangelist.
- CEFLURGEM.org

Saint Raphael

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Sebastian

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Terezinha

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Vicente

Lineage - Catholic

Saint Zacarias

Lineage - Catholic

Salomão

Lineage - Catholic

Santana

Lineage - Catholic

Surubina

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Tarumin

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Spirit entity related to fresh water, waterfalls, and springs.
- CEFLURGEM.org

Traí

Lineage - Unknown

Tranca Rua

Lineage - Unknown

Entity from the Afro-Brazilian diaspora. As a messenger between gods and men, it can do good and evil.
- CEFLURGEM.org

Tucum

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Name of a caboclo, an entity with a lot of power and knowledge. In the native Brazilian Tupi language, tucum is also a name for the palm, Bactris setosa, from which strong fiber is made.
- CEFLURGEM.org

Tuperci

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

Mestre refers to Tuperci as being the color of Jaci. Jaci is "the moon" in Tupi, the original language of the Amazonian native peoples.
- Wikipedia

Tupinambá

Lineage - Unknown

A powerful healer caboclo that works with Baixinha for the benefit of people's well-being.

Xangô

Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas

Orixá of justice
Greeting: Kao Kabiesilê!
Colors: Red and White, Brown and White
Weekday: Wednesday
- Bahia-Capoeira Blog

Yayá

Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian

This is an endearment for Yemanjá