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Orunmila/Orúnmila, Orunla/Orúnla, Orula/Orúla

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/9780813030203.003.0014
Orunmila/Orúnmila, Orunla/Orúnla, Orula/Orúla

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This chapter discusses the God of Wisdom and the Oracle, who is known by many names. While the god is known as Orunmila/Orunla/Orula in Africa, he is called Orúnmila/Orúnla/Orúla in Cuba. The worship of this god was transferred from Africa to Cuba via the priests who traveled to the country in slave cargos.

Keywords: God of Wisdom; the Oracle; Africa; Cuba; priests; slave cargos; Orunmila

Chapter.  5475 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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