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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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The Yoruban Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí

The Yoruban Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí

(p.3) 1 The Yoruban Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí
Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

University Press of Florida

This chapter gives a general overview of the history of the Yoruban people. It begins with a description of the successful explorations of the Portuguese of the West African Coast. It then looks at the Yoruban society as a whole, from their language to their religious beliefs and practices, such as the occasional human sacrifices. The chapter ends with a discussion on the Yoruban ethos and worldview, which were no longer in accord with dramatically altered socioenvironmental conditions in a new setting.

Keywords:   history, Yoruban people, explorations, Portuguese, society, language, religious beliefs, practices, ethos, worldview

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