A devout young man was possessed by a Iwa, or spirit. Iwas there are many, such as Baron, who is also known as Baron Samedi. It is the spirit of the dead and guardian of cemeteries. Of his powers depend equally procreation of the living and the putrefaction of the dead and is represented as a skeleton playing with top hat, cane and purple cape. He is often offerings with black cocks, rum, cigars and coffee and its equivalent could be San Gerardo.