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Afro-American Religions
(1,216 words)

Name

Gender

Function/Sphere of Activity/Sphere of Responsibility

Color for Worship

Day of the week

Christian Analog

Exú

m

Revelation/Foretelling of good or evil

Reddish brown

Monday

Devil

Ogum

m

Air, energy, activity, war

Sea blue

Tuesday

St. George

Xangó

m

Thunder and lightning

White and red

Wednesday

St. Jerome

Inhansā

f

Wind and storm

Red and brown

Wednesday

St. Barbara

Oxóssi

m

Forest, hunt, vegetation, fertility

Light blue

Thursday

St. Sebastian

Oxumaré

f/m

Water and air, rainbow

Yellow and green

Thursday

St. Barbara

Oxalá…

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Mattes, Claudio, “Afro-American Religions”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00008>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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