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Havana Cuba

Interior of Ernest Hemingway's home in Havana, Cuba.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

American writers Ernest Hemingway and Eudora Welty never met one another, however the two shared many things in common, as Mary Clark discovered during visits to each of their homes.

Ceramic pots representing the many gods of the Santeria religion, on display at the Yoruba Cultural Center in Havana.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Santeria, or "devotion to Saints," is a practice still utilized in Cuba. Originating from Cuban slaves' African heritage, it is a blending of Yoruba mythology mixed with Christianity. Orichas (deities) are paired with Catholic Saints to form this meld of beliefs, known as religious syncretism.