Cobra Kai premiered its fourth season on Netflix with a plot full of surprises and the return of an unexpected villain: Terry Silver. Things get difficult for Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, who must do everything possible so that the soul of the Valley does not fall into the hands of those in charge of the dojo Cobra Kai. This is the premise of the new batch of episodes of the popular Streaming Giant show.
In this context, the actors of the program are once again in the center of the scene, and the fandom asks all kinds of questions regarding the figures in charge of giving life to the characters of Cobra Kai. One of them is Xolo Maridueña, who personifies the karate student Miguel, who was already champion of the All Valley Karate Tournament, and this season he wants to repeat.
The religion of Xolo Maridueña
Xolo surprised everyone when he revealed that he and his family are devotees of the religion known as Ifa, which claims to have techniques that allow us to know what will happen in the future. The actor was born in California, but has Latino roots: Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian. In the show, the mother of Miguel She is a native of Ecuador, thus taking advantage of Xolo’s origins.
Ifa is a variant of the “santería” and came to America together with African slaves, more precisely the Yoruba tribe, from Nigeria. Regarding this cult, Xolo explained that it is not “Muslim” but that he respects the teachings of the prophet and that he practices the tradition that we are mentioning in this note. Surprise everyone!
On the ability of this religion to “Guess the future”, says UNESCO: “Ifa divination does not depend on a person who has mysterious or prophetic powers, but on a system of signs that are interpreted by a diviner, the Ifa priest or babalawo, literally ‘the father of the priest’. The Ifa divination system is applied every time an important individual or collective decision has to be made “. Have you consulted Xolo Maridueña to this system before joining Cobra Kai?
The practice of this tradition is not the only identity trait of the actor related to his origins. The interpreter of Miguel in Cobra Kai stressed that his name, Xolo, means “Sirius”, a word from the native Mexican Nahuatl language that refers to the brightest star in the constellation of Orion.