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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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Oshun/Ochún, Oya/Oyá, and Oba/Oba

Oshun/Ochún, Oya/Oyá, and Oba/Oba

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(p.237) 16 Oshun/Ochún, Oya/Oyá, and Oba/Oba
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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/9780813030203.003.0017

This chapter discusses the three important fluvial goddesses in Yoruban religion: Oya, Oshun, and Oba. They are the wives of Shango, who was discussed in the previous chapter. These goddesses are also associated with atmospheric phenomena; Oba is associated with wild clouds, Oya is associated with tornados, and Oshun is associated with gathering darkness.

Keywords:   fluvial goddesses, Yoruban religion, Oya, Oshun, Oba, Shango, atmospheric phenomena, wild clouds, tornados, gathering darkness

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