The voodoo priests, "Houganes, and priestesses," Mambo ", take up role during the three days of festivities and give the faithful the herbs with which they rub their bodies while the unstoppable torrent of water falls from the top of the mountain. This festival blends the traditions of voodoo and honor the goddesses Iwa with other Christian traditions, such as the veneration of the Virgen de los Milagros. These Iwas Erzulie eg Cantor is comparable to Venus, and as equivalent to the Virgin Mary in Christianity. Cantor Erzulie is the Iwa of love. She is represented also as La Sirene, a mermaid who enchants with its beauty and trumpet. Usually gifts are delivered in the form of perfume, wine, cakes and jewelry.