Once a rich and famous
war chief, a great African King. He is the father of the Congós
and the Lucumí..
Chango, Lord of Fire, War and Thunder. He is the strongest and
most popular Saint. He lives in the royal palm tree, from where
he directs all of Heaven’s artillery. He eats fire, hurls
lightning and stones and reduces his enemies to ashes. Obatala,
creator of all, Chango’s creator has built him a castle, for he
knows Chango will one day be king of the world. He is a
handsome, arrogant black man, a reveller and a fighter with an
untamed, demanding virility. He became the Lord of the Drums
when he exchanged his gift of prophecy (divination) for his
brother Orulá’s gifts of music and dancing. THE ETERNAL defector
because of his fights and his affairs with women. The Goddesses
love him, but .The gods hate him.,
SANTA BARBARA BENDITA.
This is the atholic
Saint used to represent Chango. The reason they picked this
Saint is because of the use of the color red and the sword.
Also, in many depictions of this Saint, there is castle in the
picture, and since Chango was a King, the castle was a fitting
course, Chango and Santa Barbara are two different things. First of
all, Chango is male and super-macho at that, while Santa Barbara is
female. As with the other Orishas, you can have them without any
Catholic Saints anywhere in your home. It just happened that in
Cuba, where Catholicism was so predominat in that era, everyone
loves Santa Barbara. The important thing in Orisha worship is to
receive what we call the "Fundamento" of the Orisha. For most
Orishas this consists of receiving the cowrie shells that have been
consecrated and the stones that have been consecrated to a
particular Orisha. Natually, they have to live in something, so they
are placed in tureens and other receptacles to house them. Chango
lives in a wooden "batea". The batea is a round wooden bowl that has
a top that can be removed. The Orishas also have certain "tools"
that are consecrated with them, which they use to work with in
performing their "MAGIC".
Great King! Kabiosile!
Virile Owner of Thunder!
I Ponder You with Awe!
Orisha of Great Passion!
Warrior Who is Just!
Grant Us Your Protection!
Bestow Justice Upon All!
Strongest Lover of
Ochun and Oya
(I understand why
for Your favors!)
May You Always be
Worshipped and Adored!
Our Great King!
Es ahijado de Ozain, el
cual le preparo un secreto para que echara fuego por la boca y
se librara de sus enemigos.
Shangó además de guerrero y adivino es curandero y no admite
hijos cobardes . Sus hijos son adivinos por naturaleza. Sus
colores representativos son el rojo y blanco alternados
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