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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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Orunmila/Orúnmila, Orunla/Orúnla, Orula/Orúla

Orunmila/Orúnmila, Orunla/Orúnla, Orula/Orúla

God of Wisdom and the Oracle

(p.198) 13 Orunmila/Orúnmila, Orunla/Orúnla, Orula/Orúla
Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the God of Wisdom and the Oracle, who is known by many names. While the god is known as Orunmila/Orunla/Orula in Africa, he is called Orúnmila/Orúnla/Orúla in Cuba. The worship of this god was transferred from Africa to Cuba via the priests who traveled to the country in slave cargos.

Keywords:   God of Wisdom, the Oracle, Africa, Cuba, priests, slave cargos, Orunmila

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