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Osanyin/Osain

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/9780813030203.003.0021
Osanyin/Osain

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This chapter discusses the owner of magical and medicinal herbs. African worshippers do not consider Osanyin as a horticultural divinity or a deity who concerns himself with domestic plants or vegetables. In Cuba, worshippers claim that no remedy is possible without Osain, whom they consider to be an indispensable god.

Keywords: Osanyin; Osain; magical and medicinal herbs; remedy; indispensable god; horticultural divinity

Chapter.  2816 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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