Ogum - In Yoruba religion, Ògún is one of the primoridal Orishas, the first one to come to the realm of Ilê Aiyê (earth) to see if it's suitable for human life. He's the husband of Oyà, and he's a blacksmith and a warrior, master of metalurgic techniques, hunting, agriculture, and war. Ògún is believed to be the very first orisha cultuated by Yoruba people in West Africa.
Olokun is an Orisha in Yoruba religion, associated with the sea. It works closely with Oya (Deity of the Winds) and Egungun (Collective Ancestral Spirits) to herald the way for those that pass to ancestorship, as it plays a critical role in Iku, Aye and the transition of human beings and spirits between these two existences.
Voodoo is an animist religion that consecrates a cult to Loas (gods) and to the ancestors. Voodoo originated in Africa, specifically with the Fon, Yoruba, and Ewe tribes. Geographically, those ethnic groups can be found throughout Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. More than a religion or a cult of death, voodoo plays a major role in everyday life through the symbolization of the African traditions for the Haitian people. Read more…
The Yoruba people: Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, Language - The Yoruba people (Yoruba: Àwọn ọmọ Yorùbá) are an ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria and southern Benin in West Africa. #africanbookstore