Orunmila. In the Yoruba religion, Orunmila is the Orisha of wisdom, knowledge and divination worshiped principally in West Africa, Cuba, Brazil and the United States. This source of knowledge is believed to have a keen understanding of the human form and of purity, praised as being often more effective than other remedies; his followers and priests are known as Babalawo.
The Orishas Yemaya,Oshun and Oya. Santeria is an African Diaspora religion centered in Cuba. It recognizes a collection of deities known as orishas with whom human beings can interact.
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Obatala: Yoruba Creator God; protector of the handicapped; came down to earth and created humans; he wanted to create the earth & the first land.
In the religion of the Yoruba people, Obàtálá is the creator of human bodies, which were supposedly brought to life by Olorun's breath. Obàtálá is also the owner of all ori or heads. Any orisha may lay claim to an individual, but until that individual is initiated into the priesthood of that orisha, Obàtálá still owns that head. This stems from the belief that the soul resides in the head.
Dahomey appeared on the Voodoo religion of Haiti, Jamaica. Santeria (Spanish Santeria) - based on the beliefs of the Yoruba and the background appeared in Cuba; Macumba (Port. Macumba) - also based on Yoruba beliefs appeared in Brazil. In Brazil, there are also such as religion Umbanda, kimbanda, Candomble.
"Yoruba African Orishas" Photography Series by James C. Lewis
Olokun, the abyss. Photo-manipulation by James C. Lewis inspired by Yoruban deities called Orisha.