I think its excellently put that these are two separate beings though their attributes are very similar, their function and honoring are nearly identical.
I know what 21 divisions is though not involved with it myself.
im not dismissing the similarities
but as a person who knows of and has seen the worship of catholic santa marta...
and who has bonded and participated in filomena lubana
it is not as identical as it may seem from the perspective of an outsider
one can use all of the academic standards and views, but be wary of having a limited perception due to the written
word and the books
(by the way, i respect academia since ive done enough schooling myself)
the feel, experience and practice is more different than similar...
and also, depends on the region, from san juan, to haina, to villa mella
we are also talking about systems, not just beings that you can take out of their system
and compare vis a vis
out of respect of what ive learned and been told, im not going to to into a diatribe as to the
specifics besides, we'll prolly end up running into circles anyways..
it has been a very interesting conversation, by the way