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ORICHAS

Caribbean Multi-talented Spirits

Spirit Guides

Similar if not identical to the African ORISHAS.

Both ‘Orisha’ and ‘Oricha’ are valid spellings; we have used both to differentiate the African and Caribbean version. We hope to avoid confusion — but have probably added to it.

Cuba decided they had too many ORICHAS and whittled them down to sixteen. The ones not mentioned are mostly the same as the African Spirits from which they are derived. For example, INLE, OBATALA, OLOKUN, ORUNMILA, OSANYIN, Oshosi, OSHUN, SHANGO and YEMAYA.

ORICHAS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ORICHAS
Area or people : Cuba
Location : the Caribbean
Gender : Both male and female
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Many Things
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 9080

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Article last updated on 20 July 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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