Eggplants and Cemeteries

March 25th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized

Someone left these eggplants at the gate of a cemetery on 11th Street (the Second Cemetery of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue). I googled “eggplants and cemeteries” and yes, it’s a thing. According to a few sites I found it’s an offering to the spirit Oya, who is an orisha. This particular orisha has influence over death and cemeteries. God, I love the internet.

Eggplants at the Second Cemetery of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue

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  1. 2 Responses to “Eggplants and Cemeteries”

  2. By Sarah J Mercado on Apr 4, 2019

    I have run across this recently; eggplants at a cemetery. I’m glad you have this info.

  3. By Stacy Horn on Apr 30, 2019

    Glad to be of help! It was weird to see.

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