Prier: African Mythology-Yoruba

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Orisha

ancestral spirits

itan

myths, songs, history and culture

Olorun

sky, peace, justice; rule of gods, androgynous, owns everything white on earth(snow, air, clouds, bones) Nickname: Yansan

Obatala

Heaven; create human body & olorun breaths soul, drunk=created cripples, patron of handicapped, son of olorun

Oduduwa

Earth; ancestor crowned kings, 2nd sent to earth, had kids with Obatala= Auanju & Orungan

Aganju

Sun, Volcano, Growth Civilization foundation to society

Orungan

Air; teenage rebelled against father and brutally raped mother: 2nd time mother got upset and flooded earth

Yemaja

birth women; sorrow-died at summit of mountain and gave birth 14 orisha, waters broke=great flood create 7 seas. gave birth to first man and woman

Ogun

fire hunting war; god of blacksmiths, machete, sabre, rum/tabacco, gives strength through prophecy&magic

Olokun

lives under water, patron of descendants of Africans carried away during Maafa (Middle Passage)

Shangu

sky thunder lightning; center of religion, was mortal 4th king died &became powerful Orisha

Shakpana

Disease & Pox; angry god; AKA Babalu-Aye

Kokou

warriors, most feared, voodoo=high tolerance for pain bolod thirst

Orunmila

wisdom; prophecy, told obatala how to create Earth, leads priesthood

Oya

fire wind thunder; female warrior, angry=tornadoes&hurricanes patron of change & guardian of gates of death

Oshun

love pleasure;

Aju

forest animals healers; ppl carried away come back powerful

Obba

Rivers, first wife of Shango scorned her intersects Osun River(Shango's other wife)

Eshu

messenger tricks; teaches maturity and how one perspective can alter perception of reality

Egungun

Ancestor NOT A GOD: assure a place for dead among living; responsibility=compel living uphold ethical standards past generations

Eybere

Mythological creature, mat=carry things always crying; steal mat become rich taste like blue berries

Emere

can come/go heaven, child that wants earth and heaven

Yoruban Infulences: Santeria

"way of the saints" combines voodoo& catholicism

Candomblé

rituals

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