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Worldview, the Orichas, and SanteríaAfrica to Cuba and Beyond$

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813030203

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813030203.001.0001

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(p.371) Appendix G Paths of Ogún

(p.371) Appendix G Paths of Ogún

Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería
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  • Ogún Afaramulé, Ogún Ogúmbi, and Ogún Bichiriké rule over iron.

  • Ogún Aguanilli is the tiller of the land, a coarse hermit who rapes women and later beats them for having dared come to him.

  • Ogún Aláguedde is the blacksmith who constantly works in his shop and is a great guardian oricha who tirelessly watches over his protégées.

  • Ogún Areré is the owner of metals, the wilderness, and the thicket. He is the patron of soldiers and is associated with Saint Peter.

  • Ogún Chibirikí is a wicked Ogún who enjoys sending people to jail. He is associated with Saint Michael the Archangel.