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When you hear the roar of thunder, or you see a magnificent thunderbolt hurling from the sky to the ground, you're seeing the handiwork of the Orisha named, in the santeria belief, Chango. In fact when you see or hear thunder, according to this belief, you're seeing him yourself. He an an extremely attractive man with a fine physique that rides on a white horse. He loves to dance, he is the owner of the bata drum and he knows how to get a party going. The story of chango is this. Elegua, who was known for her information, was telling a story at a party that chango was attending about how...

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LETRA DEL AÑO 2022  Signo regente: Baba Eyiogbe Primer Testigo: Ogunda Biode. Segundo Testigo: Ofún Nalbe. Oración profética: Iré Ariku Oyale Elese Oduduwa (Un bien de salud firme al pie de Oduduwa). Onishe: Oshún Yalorde Aladimú Oshinshin (Revoltillo de huevo, berro o verdolaga). Ebbó recomendado para el año 2022: Dos gallos, porrón, granada, bandera blanca, bandera negra, agua de Olokun, mangle rojo y arrecife, jutía ahumada, pescado tostado, un coco, dos velas, aguardiente y miel. Divinidad que gobierna: Obatalá. Deidad acompañante: Oshanla. Bandera: Blanca. En este signo nace: -Los ríos. -Los vasos sanguíneos y la linfa. -La dispersión de los idiomas. -La gran consagración de Orí. Refranes del signo:...

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The religious practice of Santeria originated in West Africa and was seen mostly in the region of southwestern Nigeria. Due to slave trade that took place in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the religion also took hold in Cuba. Traditional Yoruban religion mixed with other African traditions and was influenced by the Roman Catholic religion that was so prevalent in Cuba. This fusion blend of various religions took the name of Santeria. The term Orisha to mean the divine religious figures became "santos", the Spanish word for saints, causing the change in terminology and religious name. In the Yoruba religion of Cuba, there are many significant figures who are...

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Love and happiness is what many people are looking for in life. If this is you, then you are looking for Oshun. Also known as Ocun or Oxum in Yoruba, she is a fair skinned woman of incomparable beauty. She and her fellow Orisha Yemaya add in a woman's maternity. She is known for her revealing dresses and her flirtatious demeanor. When in the priest or priestesses house she resides in a gold tureen. Her representative metal is gold and she is often seen wearing copious amounts of it. The story of Ochun is this. One day, as Ochun was preparing for a party, she dressed herself and was walking through the town....

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Babalu Aye, often referred to as Asojano, is the Orisha responsible for epidemics and the healing of infectious diseases. His name translates into "Father, lord of the Earth" and he is the earthly representation of Olorun, a deity. West Africans associate him with smallpox while Americans tend to think of him as the patron of diseases such as influenza, leprosy and HIV or AIDS. He brings these diseases onto humankind and is also responsible for curing them. People often fear him as his job is to punish transgressions, but people also love him because of his healing powers. He is highly respected and his name...

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