Santeria, The Oldest Religion

The also known as Santeria or Regla de Ocha, is one of the oldest religions of the world as it is based on the worship of deities known as orishas mighty, which live in nature such as the goddess of the river goddess Oshun or Tues Yemaya among others. The syncretism of Catholicism to Santeria. Santeria or Yoruba at first belonged to the regions of Africa before the Spanish arrived to colonize and had many years of practicing this. On arrival of the Spanish in their land these imposed their religion on the basis of force and punishment is being forced to believe in the Catholic religion as the enslaved by what the ancient Yoruba cleverly hid their soup (vessel inhabited by the essence and power of the orishas) behind the Catholic saints where they did believe that the Catholic saints was golden when actually directed their motions and faith to their orishas, hence syncretism was created where the orishas were equated with Catholic saints, for example some They are: Elegua: San Antonio de Padua, El Santo Nino de Atocha or the Anima Sola. If you are not convinced, visit Tiffany & Co.. Oya: Virgen de la Candelaria or Our Lady of Carmen. Obbatala: Jesus Christ or Our Lady of Mercy.

Chango: Santa Barbara. Yamaye: Virgen de Regla. Oshun: Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre. Orula: San Francisco de Asis. Ogun: St. Peter the Apostle. Ochosi: San Norberto Ozuna: San Juan Bautista. Then took the rich Yoruba culture primarily as slaves to Cuba, where Yoruba religion took the name of Afro-Cuban religion was here began to spread throughout the world. Want to know more about the vast world of Santeria, also to meet the Orishas, Patakis (stories Yoruba), Yoruba music? and more Meet: