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Temple of Ọṣun in Oṣogbo, Nigeria.
Temple of Ọṣun in Oṣogbo, Nigeria.
For the state in Nigeria, see Osun State.

Ọṣun (or Oshun, Oschun) in Yoruba mythology, is a spirit-goddess (Orisha) who reigns over love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy.[1] She is worshipped also in Brazilian Candomblé Ketu, with the name spelled Oxum. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... In Yoruba mythology as in Santeria, Oshun is an Orisha and goddess of love, maternity and marriage. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (472x707, 71 KB) Temple of Osun in Osogbo - Africa - Alex Mazzeto File links The following pages link to this file: History of Nigeria Yoruba mythology Osun-Osogbo ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (472x707, 71 KB) Temple of Osun in Osogbo - Africa - Alex Mazzeto File links The following pages link to this file: History of Nigeria Yoruba mythology Osun-Osogbo ... Location of Osogbo (Oshogbo) in Nigeria Osogbo or Oshogbo is a city in Nigeria. ... Osun State is an inland state in south-western Nigeria. ... The mythology of the Yorùbá is sometimes claimed by its supporters to be one of the worlds oldest widely practised religions. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture. ... This article is about a type of spirit. ... Candomblé Ketu (or Queto in Portuguese spelling) is the largest and most influential nation (sect) of Candomblé, an Afro-American religion widely practiced in Brazil. ...

Ọṣun is beneficient and generous, and very kind. She does, however, have a horrific temper, though it is difficult to anger her. She is married to Ṣàngó, the sky god, and is his favorite wife because of her excellent cooking skills. One of his other wives, Oba, was her rival. They are the goddesses of the Ọṣun and Oba rivers, which meet in a turbulent place with difficult rapids. In Yorùbá mythology, Shango (Xango, Shango), or Changó in Latin America, is perhaps the most popular Orisha; he is a Sky Father, god of thunder and the ancestor of the Yoruba. ... Oba, (pronounced Or-ba), King in Yoruba, is the supreme traditional head of a Yoruba town. ... River Osun in Osogbo - Africa The ỌsÌ£un River (sometimes spelt Oshun flows southwards through the central Yorubaland in southwestern Nigeria into the Lagos lagoon. ...

In Cuban Santeria, she is represented by Our Lady of Charity (La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre), Cuba's patron saint. Lukumí or Regla de Ocha, most widely known as Santeria, is a set of related religious systems that fuse Catholic beliefs with traditional Yorùbá beliefs. ...

Further reading

  • Joseph M. Murphy, Mei-Mei Sanford, Osun Across the Waters : A Yoruba Goddess in African and the Americas


  1. ^ Ochun at Pantheon.org

External links

  • OCHUN - Goddess of Love

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Oshun (391 words)
Originally the Yoruba goddess of the river named for her, Oshun's emblem is the brass bracelet worn by her worshipers, and a pottery dish filled with white stones from a river's bed.
Oshun is especially consulted by those who wish to have children, for she encourages this womanly activity.
Oshun is the primary divinity of Oshogbo, an African orisha religion, where she is honored with brass objects, as well as jewels and yellow copper.
Depths of Oshun (627 words)
laconically repeat, "Oshun is the owner of the river."  She lives in the currents and eddies of the river where her force moves ever forward.
Oshun also renewed the whole world when it was in danger.
But after great struggle and flying until she was exhausted, Oshun arrived in the heaven and asked Olodumare to spare the ea]:t,h because there were just beings who valued life and followed the laws established by God.
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