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Santeria : The dead give birth to the orishas

Santeria : The dead give birth to the orishas

January 6 2017

Ancestral spirits are one of the most important aspects to the Rule of Osha, both in daily practice and in every ritual we perform. In […]Read More

Cheketé or chequeté, the sacred drink of the orishas

Cheketé or chequeté, the sacred drink of the orishas

January 1 2017

Chequeté (corn) is one of the favorite food of the orishas and is mostly used in our religion, and though it does not come from […]Read More

How to prepare a throne for the orishas

How to prepare a throne for the orishas

September 7 2014

A throne is an ephemeral structure made with colored fabrics called “paños de santos” used to cover them and pedestals on which the orishas are […]Read More

The pantheon of orishas. Oya

The pantheon of orishas. Oya

October 29 2013

She is the goddess of strong winds and tornados, lightning, storms and rains. She rules over the dead and is the guardian of the cemetery. […]Read More

The pantheon of orishas. Shango

The pantheon of orishas. Shango

October 29 2013

 He is the god of lightning, thunder, fire, war, Bata drums, dance, music, and masculine beauty. He is the patron of warriors. Shango has had […]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

The pantheon of orishas: Obatala

The pantheon of orishas: Obatala

May 25 2012

 He is the father of the orishas who was sent by Olofin to create the earth and humankind and impose justice in the world. Obatala […]Read More

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