Teachings of the Santería Gods: The Spirit of the Odu

Teachings of the Santería Gods: The Spirit of the Odu


the 1st publication to discover the sacred myths of Santería

• contains greater than a hundred myths, tales, and histories concerning the odu and the orishas

• Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into coherent tales

• Demonstrates that the African peoples, particularly the Yoruba, have been deeply religious

At the center of the diloggún--the sacred divination method of Santería--are the sacred tales referred to as the patakís, narratives whose subject matters are as robust and suitable this present day as they have been within the minds of the traditional Yoruba who safeguarded them. every one patakí is attached to 1 or extra of the sixteen odu, the primary artistic forces of Santería. a few recount the lives of orishas in the world, others the lives of people in heaven, and a few inform of the odu themselves, for even they as soon as walked the earth as mortals.

The first e-book to discover those old African tales in English, Teachings of the Santería Gods recounts greater than a hundred of those sacred parables, together with many tales reassembled from the oral culture of the African diaspora. starting from production myths to what occurs while a love potion works some distance too good, those tales percentage the knowledge and spirituality of the Yoruba humans of old Africa and shape the dwelling, oral bible of 1 of the world’s fastest-growing faiths.

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