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The Origin of Good and Evil

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0011
The Origin of Good and Evil

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The believers of Santería have one thing in common with non-believers: their curiosity regarding the reasons for the presence of horror and pain. This chapter discusses a pataki that intends to explain why the earth's sick arrogance brought rage and punishment through heaven and led to the beginning of evil on earth. It is also very important to understand the Yoruban worldview and the worldview of followers of Santería.

Keywords: Santería; pataki; evil; Yoruban worldview; horror; pain

Chapter.  2219 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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