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Unlike Christian demons, djab (diables: devils) are hot spirits that work fast. It requires an expert to know how to manage them. The group associated with Mèt Ti Jean (Maître Petit-Jean) belongs to this set of Petwo lwa, together with Grandmère Batala. The name Batala stems from the creator in the African Yoruba culture, the god Obatala.
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Examples of the countless lwa, found in diverse regions and temples, as well as other worshipped beings.