What is Lwa, Loa, or Orisha?

Without getting into the differences between the varying traditions, the Lwa, Loas or Orishas are the Voudou Spirits; The Invisibles; The Mysteries; simply stated: God’s messengers & helpers. We have thousands of them in the Voudou Pantheon and all of which serve different areas of human needs. Voudou is such a reciprocal religion, for the Lwa to serve you; you must sincerely serve the Lwa with your gifts, offerings, acknowledgment, prayers and faith when petitioning their assistance.