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Title: Oshosi  
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Subject: Yoruba religion, Candomblé Ketu, Orisha, Santería, Orisa-Ifá sidebar
Collection: Brazilian Mythology, Hunting Gods, Santería, Yoruba Gods
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Oshosi (known as Ochosi or Oxóssi or Oxosi in Bahia region). In Santería, Ochosí is syncretized with Saint Norbert.

Oxóssi in Brazil

Oxóssi is the spirit associated with the hunt, forests, animals, and wealth.[1] He is spirit of meals, because it is he who provides food. He is associated with lightness, astuteness, wisdom, and craftiness in the hunt. He is the orixa of contemplation, loving the arts and beautiful things. He hunts with a bow and arrow (called an ofá), hunting for good influences and positive energies.


  1. ^ Oxóssi in Portuguese WorldHeritage. Translated from the Portuguese 12 June 2015.

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