Teachings of the Santería Gods
The Spirit of the Odu
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At the core of the dilogg˙n--the divination system of Santería--are the sacred stories known as the patakís. They recount the lives of orishas on earth, the lives of individuals in heaven, and tell of the odu, who once walked the earth as mortals. The first book to explore these ancient African stories in English, Teachings of the Santería Gods recounts more than 100 of these sacred parables, including many stories reassembled from the oral tradition of the African diaspora. These stories share the wisdom and spirituality of the Yoruba people of ancient Africa and form the living, oral bible of one of the worldís fastest-growing faiths.