BAIANAS DE ACARAJÉ Na foto: Acarajé da cira Foto: Sebastião Bisneto I AG. ATARDE Data: 26 I 12 I 08
BAIANAS DE ACARAJÉ
Na foto: Acarajé da cira
Foto: Sebastião Bisneto I AG. ATARDE
Data: 26 I 12 I 08

 

Giving one of the best explanations of the Orishas, a list of the Orisha names and their domains, and also the Yoruba creation myth this is a great article from the Huffington Post on Understanding Religiosity in the African Diaspora: How Orisha Worship Survived in Brazil

While the Portuguese enslaved several Africans, according to Sheila Walker, a scholar on Afro-Brazilian culture and religion, it was the Yoruba people “from present-day Nigeria and Benin…whose religious culture has remained most intact and influential in both Brazil and elsewhere in the Americas.” It is from the Yoruba culture, in which the divination system of Ifá originates and Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé is derived.

 

Read Understanding Religiosity in the African Diaspora: How Orisha Worship Survived in Brazil

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