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Religion In Yoruba- Orisha Oshun
Religion and Theology
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Yoruba is one of the four official languages which are spoken in Nigeria. Yoruba is also a member of Volta-Niger branch of Niger Congo family of languages. About 22 million people spoke this language in southwest Nigeria, Togo, Brazil and the USA
She loves to have the finest thing in life and sometimes she is never satisfied. In Yoruba religion, Oshun is an Orisha who represents love, beauty, closeness, wealth and diplomacy. It is in the group of the Head’s Oshas. She is a very beautiful woman, cheering and smiling always. Sometimes she is very sad and suffered. She symbolizes the ruthless punishment and also represents the religious rigor. She is the only one who is capable to appear before Olofin to request for the human beings. She is also known for healing the sick and bringing fruitful and she specially watches the poor and brings all those things which they need badly. Oshun is the Orisha of the fresh water. He was the only one who requested the intervention of women in the Orisha meetings. Oshin is the owner of sweet river waters. She shared a very close connection with Ochanala and she was also very close to Olofi (Engler 2012, p.14) ...
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