Olokun (Yoruba: Olóòkun) is an orisha spirit in Yoruba religion. Olokun is believed to be the parent of Aje, the orisha of great wealth and of the bottom of the ocean. Olokun is revered as the ruler of all bodies of water and for the authority over other water deities.
Oshun is especially important to women in West African cultures. Those who want children and who may suffer from infertility usually call on Oshun for assistance , and she is associated with the concepts of femininity and the power of women. More widely, she is sought after in times of drought or severe poverty.
They continued to secretly worship their ancestral spirits by merging them with Catholic saints. Cuba’s patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre , is also Oshun, the goddess of love and fertility. Saint Jerome and Saint Barbara are Changó , the god of fire, war, music and male virility.
Oshun is a goddess of love and beauty. Oshun is a mother: Her waters were central to the creation of humanity, and she looks after small children before they can speak. She’s also associated with wealth and is said to love shiny things. She’s often represented draped in yellow .
Nigeria. Ṣàngó is viewed as the most powerful and feared of the orisha pantheon. He casts a “thunderstone” to earth, which creates thunder and lightning, to anyone who offends him.
Ọya (Yoruba: Ọya, also known as Oyá or Oiá; Yansá or Yansã; and Iansá or Iansã in Latin America) is an orisha of winds, lightning, and violent storms, death and rebirth. She is similar to the Haitian god Maman Brigitte , who is syncretised with the Catholic Saint Brigit .
Another common initiation is the intitiation into the Seven African Powers (Elegua, Obatala, Oggun, Chango, Yemaya, Oshun, and Orunmilla).
Osun is the orisha of the river. Her devotees leave her offerings and perform ceremonies at bodies of fresh water such as rivers, streams and canals. She is associated with the colors white, yellow, gold, and sometimes coral.
Elegua is especially useful for immigration matters. Sandoval suggests that a popular orisha at the courthouse would probably be Ochosi, the god of hunting, who became identified with jails because of his knowledge of traps and snares. “He can probably help those who have trouble with the law ,” she says.
Santeria combines elements of Catholicism with the Yoruba religion and many Cubans identify with both traditions and their ceremonies. “Although the Santeria religion uses Christian symbols, they’re empty of Christian content.”
Yoruba tradition often says that there are 400 + 1 Òrìṣà, which is associated with a sacred number. Other sources suggest that the number is “as many as you can think of, plus one more – an innumerable number.” Different oral traditions refer to 400 , 700 , or 1,440 orisha .
Oshun is principally the goddess of love but is also sometimes known as the goddess of sweet waters and protector of the River Oshun in Nigeria.
Shango is said to have played bata drums to summon storms; they continue to be used by his devotees for that purpose. 4 дня назад
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Elegua (Yoruba: Èṣù-Ẹlẹ́gbára, also spelled Eleggua ; known as Eleguá in Latin America and Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands) is an Orisha, a deity of roads in the religions of Santeria (Santería), Umbanda, Quimbanda, and Candomblé.