Essays Tagged: "Obatala"

Yoruba mythology and its relevance in modern society.

are personified aspects of nature and spirit. The principal orishas include Eleggua, Oggun, Ochosi, Obatala, Yemaya, Oshun, Shango, Oya, Babalu Aiye, and Orula' (Yoruba Religion, n.d.). The multiplici ... world and everything in it is explained and they explain the meaning of life and death.The myth of Obatala the creator, is a good example of a religious myth which defines the world view of the Yorub ...

(6 pages) 133 2 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

This essay is a comparison between creation myths from different cultures.

the creation of humans. In the African myth "The Creation of the Universe, Ife, and Human Beings," Obatala becomes lonely and decides to make humans for companionship. He starts digging in the soil a ... lthy god builds up enough courage and jumps in too. In the African myth, Olokun is not pleased that Obatala has taken away part of her kingdom when he made land. She conceives a plan to flood Ife. The ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Santeria: an Afro-Cuban religion. Looking at its history, worldview, myths and rituals and its influence on Latin Americans today

n their frustration, the men declared war on the women. Prior to entering the battle, the men asked Obatala, the ruler of the Gods, for guidance. Obatala suggested that the men give an offering to ens ... men give an offering to ensure success. The men decided they would not need to give an offering to Obatala, and concluded that all they would need to win over the women was a beating. The women felt ...

(10 pages) 29 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Placing Our Classmate in India

ng through the large doors.In the Sacred Grove shrines, they honor all the local deities, including Obatala, the god of creation, Ogun, the god of iron, and Oshun, the goddess of water, whose aqueous ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Art Essays