Daily archives: October 12 2013

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The Origins of Santeria

The Origins of Santeria

October 12 2013

The word “santeria” was used by the Spanish to mock the seemingly excessive devotion to the Catholic saints shown by the slaves from Africa. Their […]Read More

The pantheon of orishas. Osun

The pantheon of orishas. Osun

October 12 2013

He is a major orisha who acts as a messenger to Obatala and Olofin. Orula relies on him to obtain the power and knowledge needed […]Read More

The pantheon of orishas. Oshosi

The pantheon of orishas. Oshosi

October 12 2013

He is a hunter, an explorer and the protector of warriors. He is closely tied to the orisha Obatala, whose translator he is. Oshosi guides […]Read More

The pantheon of orishas. Oggun

The pantheon of orishas. Oggun

October 12 2013

He is the god of iron, war, and work. Oggun clears all paths with his machete after Eleggua has opened them. He personifies violence, cunning, […]Read More

The pantheon of orishas. Eleggua

The pantheon of orishas. Eleggua

October 12 2013

He is the master of the paths, crossroads and gates of this world. Known as Elegba or Eleggua, he is the god of luck, but […]Read More

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