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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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Oshosi/Ochosi, Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko, Ibeji/Ibeyi, Aganju/Agayú

Oshosi/Ochosi, Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko, Ibeji/Ibeyi, Aganju/Agayú

Minor Gods of Hunting, Horticulture, the Sacred Twins, the Porter God, and Minor Orishas Also Known in Cuba

(p.285) 21 Oshosi/Ochosi, Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko, Ibeji/Ibeyi, Aganju/Agayú
Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses Oshosi/Ochosi (minor God of Hunting), Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko (God of Horticulture and Farming), Ibeji/Ibeyi (the Sacred Twins), and Aganju/Agayú (ruler of the desert-like earth and owner of volcanoes). It also looks at minor Nigerian orishas who are also known in Cuba. Each god has their own worship practices, traditions, and myths in Africa and Cuba, which are discussed in detail in this chapter.

Keywords:   minor God of Hunting, worship practices, traditions, myths, minor Nigerian orishas, God of Horticulture and Farming, Sacred Twins, owner of volcanoes

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