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History and Origin of Oro in Nigeria

History and Origin of Oro in Nigeria In precolonial times the Orò cult performed legislative, executive and judicial functions in the Yoruba society.  The origin of Orò can be found in the Ẹ̀gbá subgroup around the town of Abẹ́òkúta, fro…

The bull-roarer during Oro festival

The bull-roarer during Oro festival  Bull-roarer  are simple musical or sounding instruments and are used around the world in different cultures.  Most likely you could have seen them in a documentary about Australian Aborigines. It is u…

What is ORISA Oro? (The dreadful Deity that Forsake Women)

What is ORISA Oro? (The dreadful Deity that Forsake Women) This write up  was written by Nana DE Oxum from Havana Cuba , an ifa apprentice under tutelage of babalawo Obanifa Ile Ife osun state Nigeria. I remember vividly when I ask baba …

Oro in Santeria (Oru in Cuba)

Orò = Oru in Cuba It is interesting that Orisha Orò’s cult survived the Middle Passage and is still worshipped among the Lukumí in Cuban Santeria.  The Cuban colonial context left no room for the political functions of the Orisha. His cu…

List of Oro Proverbs and enlightenment words

Orò Proverbs Òwe, Yoruba for proverbs, allow us to take a closer look on the Orò cult in Nigeria. One rule for proverbs is: translating does not mean understanding.  Without knowing the cultural context often you can not interpret them c…
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