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Ogun/Ogún

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/9780813030203.003.0020
Ogun/Ogún

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This chapter discusses the God of Metals and War, Ogun or Ogún. Thanks to the prevalence of mining and the processing and manufacturing of iron and steel in West Africa, Ogun has enjoyed great popularity and prestige there. In Cuba, this deity becomes Ogún, a powerful warrior who longs for adventures, hunting, and war.

Keywords: God of Metals and War; Ogún; Ogun; warrior; mining; manufacturing; iron; steel; West Africa; war

Chapter.  4585 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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