In Santerismo The 7 African Powers are spirit guides not Orishas. They are actually spirits of the dead from the seven different African tribes that were brought to Cuba and forced into slavery which were the Congo, Mandika, Yoruba, Calabari, Takua, Kissi and Arara. A person who has The 7 African Powers will have one spirit guide from each of these tribes unique to him, and one of the seven will dominate the group and orchestrate their efforts. Many Puerto Ricans that practice Santerismo differentiate the African Orisha and the Catholic Saint. Petition the 7 African Powers for money, power, love, opportunity, protection, peace and harmony.