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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

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(p.198) 13 Orunmila/Orúnmila, Orunla/Orúnla, Orula/Orúla
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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/9780813030203.003.0014

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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