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:

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This chapter discusses the God of Thunder and Fire. In Africa he is known as Shango, who displays his wrath in the powerful thunderstorms and tornados that are seen along the West African coast. In Cuban religion he is called Changó, and he is part of the lives and adventures of all the other important orichas due to the greatly reduced number of orichas in Santería.

Keywords: God of Thunder and Fire; Africa; Shango; West African coast; Cuban religion; Changó; Santería; orichas

Chapter.  6279 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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