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Oshun

Oshun 10 - ashesanteriaThe Multidimensional OSUN (Oshun, Ochun, Oxum)
By Awo Dino

I dedicate this work to all our beautiful black (and brown) sisters here at destee.com, and throughout the Diaspora. Our Mothers, who have toiled relentlessly, who have suffered silently, who have carried a people on their backs for 400 years. Hopefully, Osun can inspire you to keep it moving, with confidence and positive energy; that when you look at your sister, you see yourself, and you love yourself. From Myself and all the brothers, we love you, our sisters, our Mothers. Ase.

Iba Osun sekese
Praise to the Goddess of Mystery
Latojoku awede we ‘mo
Spirit that cleans me inside out
Iba Osun Olodi
Praise to the Goddess of the river
Latojoku awede we ‘mo
Spirit that cleans me inside out
Iba Osun ibu kole
Praise to the Goddess of Seduction
Latojoku awede we ‘mo
Spirit that cleans me inside out
Yeye kari
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Cuban Santeria – The Seven Powers

Siete Potencias AfricanasTHE SEVEN AFRICAN POWERS
SIETE POTENCIAS
By Cat Yronwode

The religion of the West African Yoruba people was forced underground by centuries of slavery in the Americas. Several hybrid forms of worship, of which the best known is Santeria, were created by deliberate conflation of Yoruba spiritual entities with Catholic ones.

The Yoruba people of West Africa recognize three levels of spiritual force: one creator god called Olodumare; numerous nature or messenger spirits (similar to Christian angels) called the orishas, and the revered spirits of the dead, called the eggun. Continue reading

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