Olodamare/Oludumare, Olorun/Olorún, Olofin/Olufin

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:
Olodamare/Oludumare, Olorun/Olorún, Olofin/Olufin

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This chapter discusses the Creator God, Olodamare, whom most believers of Santería view as an omnipotent god. He has no cult, no priests, and he does not possess believers during festivals because he is too powerful to possess any human head. The chapter provides a number of different views regarding this god, such as Olodamare being a vulnerable being who is suffering from old age.

Keywords: Creator God; Olodamare; Santería; omnipotent; cult; priests; different views

Chapter.  5789 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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