Oshosi/Ochosi, Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko, Ibeji/Ibeyi, Aganju/Agayú

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:
Oshosi/Ochosi, Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko, Ibeji/Ibeyi, Aganju/Agayú

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This chapter discusses Oshosi/Ochosi (minor God of Hunting), Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko (God of Horticulture and Farming), Ibeji/Ibeyi (the Sacred Twins), and Aganju/Agayú (ruler of the desert-like earth and owner of volcanoes). It also looks at minor Nigerian orishas who are also known in Cuba. Each god has their own worship practices, traditions, and myths in Africa and Cuba, which are discussed in detail in this chapter.

Keywords: minor God of Hunting; worship practices; traditions; myths; minor Nigerian orishas; God of Horticulture and Farming; Sacred Twins; owner of volcanoes

Chapter.  7596 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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