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ORISA

A curious question on one of the networking sites has incited me to think of a series exploring religions(old-new)/religious/sub cultural/belief-based movements of the world. In light of this I've dug up an old piece written quite a while ago, focusing on Orisha (a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of Oludumare in the Yoruba belief or spiritual system.) def derived frm wikipedia cited under Orisha

The belief can be traced back to West-Africa, spread to the 'new world' through slave trade in the 1700s. Following is an excerpt regarding the creation of Earth. May I add, it seems to me that if religion seeks to explain anything at all, it would be how we came into being. ****** Before there was day, before there was night, and before there was a Universe, All things lived in harmony in Olorun,
The Cosmic Heavens, located in the realm of Ikode Orun. The Giant Egg that sat in the center of Nothingness. http://www.mythome.org/yorubareligion.html ***** Ashe has a Thought

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