When the person dies the Ya turns into an entity
called "hupia" or "opia". Caney tradition has a ceremony
designed to assist in the transition of the hupia from this
world to the next, and to provide the mourner with an
opportunity to connect with the soul of the deceased.
This ceremony summons up the imagery of Coa Bay as
it was envisioned by our Taino ancestors. Contemporary
Caney Circle tradition includes the incorporation of a
dedicated to the ancestors.