The white element in Yorùbá religious culture

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April 7, 2017

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João Ferreira Dias, « The white element in Yorùbá religious culture », Adarrum, ID : 10670/1.nkuosu


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Everyone who is familiarized with Yorùbá religious culture, and its Brazilian counterpart Candomblé, knows well the concept of “White Deities”, the Òrìsà Funfun. Many authors mention them in different aspects. While Verger (2002*) devoted his attention to historical-oral aspects of the cult, ritual and visual-aesthetical elements, Hallgren (1988) places those deities in terms of what it calls “white circle”, which pretends to be an arrange of deities, originated from Ilé-Ifè, based on whitene...

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