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Worldview, the Orichas, and SanteríaAfrica to Cuba and Beyond$
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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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Olodamare/Oludumare, Olorun/Olorún, Olofin/Olufin

Olodamare/Oludumare, Olorun/Olorún, Olofin/Olufin

The Creator God

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(p.163) 9 Olodamare/Oludumare, Olorun/Olorún, Olofin/Olufin
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Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería
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Mercedes Cros Sandoval

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0010

This chapter discusses the Creator God, Olodamare, whom most believers of Santería view as an omnipotent god. He has no cult, no priests, and he does not possess believers during festivals because he is too powerful to possess any human head. The chapter provides a number of different views regarding this god, such as Olodamare being a vulnerable being who is suffering from old age.

Keywords:   Creator God, Olodamare, Santería, omnipotent, cult, priests, different views

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