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- DescriptionAt the core of the diloggun-the sacred divination system of Santeria-are the sacred stories kwn as the patakis, narratives whose themes are as powerful and relevant today as they were in the minds of the ancient Yoruba who safeguarded them. Each pataki is connected to one or more of the 16 odu, the principal creative forces of Santeria. Some recount the lives of orishas on earth, others the lives of individuals in heaven and some tell of the odu themselves, for even they once walked the earth as mortals. The first book to explore these ancient African stories in English, TEACHINGS OF THE SANTERIA GODS recounts more than 100 of these sacred parables, including many stories reassembled from the oral tradition of the African diaspora. Ranging from creation myths to what happens when a love potion works far too well, these stories share the wisdom and spirituality of the Yoruba people of ancient Africa and form the living, oral bible of one of the world's fastest-growing faiths. . Includes more than 100 myths, stories, and histories about the odu and the orishas . Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into coherent stories . Demonstrates that the African peoples, specifically the Yoruba, were deeply spiritual
- Author BiographyOcha ni Lele has been immersed in the underground culture of orisha worship since 1989. He made Ocha in 2000 and was crowned a priest of Oya. His other books include The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination, Obi: Oracle of Cuban Santeria, and The Diloggun: The Orishas, Proverbs, Sacrifices, and Prohibitions of Cuban Santeria. He lives in Winter Park, Florida.
- Author(s)Ocha'ni Lele
- PublisherInner Traditions Bear and Company
- Date of Publication25/08/2010
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationRochester, VT
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2011
- ImprintDestiny Books,U.S.
- Weight550 g
- Width153 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
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