Shango, Shaango, and Chango: Thunder God

In the Yorùbá religion, Sàngó ( also spelled, Sango or Shango, often known as Xangô or Changó in Latin America and the Caribbean, and also known as Jakuta[1]) is perhaps the most popular Orisha; he is a Sky Father, Undergod of thunder and lightning. Sango was historically a royal ancestor of the Yoruba as he was the third king of the Oyo Kingdom prior to his post-humous deification. In the Lukumí (Olokun mi = “my dear one”) religion of the Caribbean, Shango is considered the center point of the religion as he represents the Oyo people of West Africa, the symbolic ancestors of the adherents of the faith. All the major initiation ceremonies (as performed in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Venezuela for the last few hundred years) are based on the traditional Shango ceremony of Ancient Oyo. This ceremony survived the Middle Passage and is considered to be the most complete to have arrived on Western shores. This variation of the Yoruba initiation ceremony became the basis of all Orisha initiations in the West.

Artists

http://mohammedagbadi.deviantart.com/

http://kadlamalice.deviantart.com/

http://spake759.deviantart.com/

Sources

https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Shango.html

http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/african-mythology.php?deity=SHANGO

Love the mythology of Shango and Thor. 

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  1. Yeah you know it sucks that they show the White THOR all the time. I guess it’s because they want to see people who look like them on tv and their people go and finance, spend money on the tickets. It’s a business for them. BUT it also makes our Black kids look a them as heroes. But that’s going to change. I can honestly say that in TEXAS there was a STORM a bunch of them too. There was one video on YT where The God of Thunder Shango was filmed in the sky. NO joke it’s REAL he was in the clouds it was his face. You must see it. Thank you for your post….. Enjoy…Ashe
    Karla

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