Nigeria’s World Sango Festival 2014

Sango is a king, a god, a warrior. This year’s World Sango festival was held in Oyo Nigeria on August 21-30. Created to celebrate African cultural heritage, the event features performances from different Orisha worshiping groups from around the globe. [Read more...]

Oya: Santeria’s Rider on the Storm

The Wind, the Tornado, the Hurricane… all of these are the domain of the great and powerful Santeria goddess Oya. She is change. Oya can very often be change in the form of severe weather. [Read more...]

Mojuba Means Thank You: A Praise Poem

Devotees of the religion of Santeria (Lucumi) frequently recite a devoted list of prayers and thanks to their ancestors, spiritual teachers, and gods, or Orisha. These are most commonly referred to as mojubas. The word literally breaks down linguistically to the Yoruba words Mo, for “I,” and the word for juba, which means to “give respect to.” [Read more...]

Orisha Ogun: Lord of Iron, God of War

Vitality is the key to deciphering the many aspects of Ogun. He is the Orisha (God) of metals, the mighty lord of iron, the operator of the divine forge. [Read more...]

Saints, Sinners, Statues and Syncretism in Santeria and Voodoo

One of the most puzzling things for people both inside and outside the traditions of Voodoo and Santeria, also known as Lucumi, is the inclusion of other religions’ iconography. If you inquire about this to practitioners you will most likely get a variety of answers ranging from, colonial oppression, to secrecy, to beliefs that these individuals were part of the religion itself. [Read more...]

Divination Space Station: Awo Robert Ogbe Di

Divination Space Station interview with Babalawo Robert Ogbe Di. Just in time for Orunmila’s feast day October 4, an in depth exploration of divination by a priest of this Orisha. [Read more...]

King Chango Cashew Chili Recipe

King Chango Cashew Chili recipe to honor the Santeria Orisha of fire, passion, and the drum. [Read more...]


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