Candomblé Terreiro – Temple Talk

A terreiro (te-hair-o) is a religious temple where Candomblé adherents go for worship. Terreiros are both large and small, urban and suburban, luxurious and modest.  The oldest terreiros in Brazil are well over 100 years old. Initiations and other rituals, as well as feasts or drummings take place in the terreiro. Unlike in other Orisha traditions,Continue reading “Candomblé Terreiro – Temple Talk”

Basic Yoruba Theology

by Melissa The articles in this blog describe facets of Candomblé, but make the assumption that you already know the basics.  As has been described here in greater detail, Candomblé is an Afro-Brazilian religion incorporating religious aspects from various African ethnic groups.  Candomblé is also divided into nations based on specific ethnic groups. Candomblé Ketu (aContinue reading “Basic Yoruba Theology”