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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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Shango/Changó

Shango/Changó

God of Thunder and Fire

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(p.223) 15 Shango/Changó
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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/9780813030203.003.0016

This chapter discusses the God of Thunder and Fire. In Africa he is known as Shango, who displays his wrath in the powerful thunderstorms and tornados that are seen along the West African coast. In Cuban religion he is called Changó, and he is part of the lives and adventures of all the other important orichas due to the greatly reduced number of orichas in Santería.

Keywords:   God of Thunder and Fire, Africa, Shango, West African coast, Cuban religion, Changó, Santería, orichas

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