Tag: Orishas

 

Santeria : 7th of september is the day of Yamaya, Yemanja, Yemaya Olokun

Yemayá is a feminine orisha, she is the mother of all the sons and all the girls on the planet. She represents the uterus of all species and the source of life. She symbolizes fertility and motherhood. She is a head Orisha which at the end has received the dominionRead More

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Setup an ancestors altar

The purpose of the altar is to serve as a place of remembrance for those ancestors whose wisdom and understanding has improved the quality of your life. Again, for those who do not know their lineage, do not let this inhibit the process. The altar may be used to communicateRead More

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Initiation

While the power of the Orishas is legendary, one doesn’t become initiated for power or for money. Instead initiations in Santeria help the person to move forward in their lives, often in specific ways and impart the aché or spiritual power of the Orishas into your life. There are a number of levels of initiation, and the knowledge you gain deepens as well as the commitment expected of you by the Orishas and your Godparents.

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Osha Ifa Rules

Osha Ifa Rules for Santeros; the divine sayings from the letters (signs) of the Dilogún as well as those from the Odun of Ifa; the Ethics Code of such Odun and the Moral Commandments of Ika Fun Odun of Ifa are strongly related to a solid tradition and experience based on religious practice of Olosha, Babalosha, Iyalosha, Oluwo Osain, Oba or Oriate Babalawo and Oluo.

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The pantheon of orishas. Oya

She is the goddess of strong winds and tornados, lightning, storms and rains. She rules over the dead and is the guardian of the cemetery. Together with Oba and Yewa she forms the trilogy of the female Orishas that live in the cemetery. She is invoked to escape death andRead More

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The pantheon of orishas. Shango

 He is the god of lightning, thunder, fire, war, Bata drums, dance, music, and masculine beauty. He is the patron of warriors. Shango has had affairs with all the female Orishas. He represents the greatest number of virtues as well as human imperfections: hard working, brave, a loyal friend, fortunetellerRead More

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The pantheon of orishas. Osun

He is a major orisha who acts as a messenger to Obatala and Olofin. Orula relies on him to obtain the power and knowledge needed for divination. He is the one who guards the head of believers. He represents life and the stability of the initiated. This orisha does notRead More

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The pantheon of orishas. Oshosi

He is a hunter, an explorer and the protector of warriors. He is closely tied to the orisha Obatala, whose translator he is. Oshosi guides human beings, dictates the rules they must follow and how they should act in society. Oggun, who rules over metal, always accompanies Oshosi, the hunter.Read More

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The pantheon of orishas. Oggun

He is the god of iron, war, and work. Oggun clears all paths with his machete after Eleggua has opened them. He personifies violence, cunning, creativity, and integrity. He is the only orisha that has the right to take life from human beings. He is violent and malicious. Oggun isRead More

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The pantheon of orishas. Eleggua

He is the master of the paths, crossroads and gates of this world. Known as Elegba or Eleggua, he is the god of luck, but also of accidents. He is found at the intersection between humanity and the divine, and is the intermediary between Olorun and human beings, whose offeringsRead More

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