Babi is a god of protection, specifically protection of the sky. He gets his power from his aggression and sexual potency. He feeds on the entrails of his human murder victims. Babi can grant protection from snakes, spiders, and other dangerous creatures.
In art Babi usually appears as a baboon with a thick mane and a large and erect phallus. His ears are usually painted red, and his legs are usually painted purple.