The Origins of Santería/Regla Lucumí

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780813030203
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039565 | DOI:
The Origins of Santería/Regla Lucumí

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This chapter discusses other social and historical factors that undoubtedly contributed to the emergence of Santería. It looks at Regla Lucumí, which is the name of the other popular and most influential Afro-Cuban religion. Regla Lucumí is also known as Regla de Ocha and Regla de Santo, and is recognized as the religion of the babaorichas, iyaorichas, and omorichas. The chapter also looks at the divergent experiences of slaves in the city and the countryside, in order to provide an understanding of the embryonic processes in the birth of Santería.

Keywords: factors; Santería; Regla Lucumí; Afro-Cuban religion; experiences; slaves; embryonic processes

Chapter.  15834 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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