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Olubaje: The King’s Banquet

Olubaje is a feast that plays an important role in Candomble’s ritual calendar. Food for Obaluaye (or Omolu) and all of the Orixas is prepared and served to the public to participate in… Continue reading

What do you mean, there’s no Oriate?!?!

Whenever I meet American Olorisas who are familiar with Brazil (and aware of Candomblé) they almost always ask, “So, who’s your godmother?” I think this is an interesting question for several reasons.  I… Continue reading

Another Documentary: The City of Women

Cidade das Mulheres/City of Women is a documentary inspired by the writings of Ruth Landes by the same title. This is just the first 8 minutes of the film, but you get an… Continue reading

Oxum’s Castle

Yoruba belief tells us that an initiate’s body is their temple. This is a sweet safer sex PSA that takes this concept a step further. It’s in Portuguese, and there are no subtitles,… Continue reading

Getting Involved in Candomblé Part II: basic Candomble comportment

by Iya Melissa I’ve written earlier about what you should look for in finding a house, but I feel like it’s also important to share how you should carry yourself once you’ve found… Continue reading

Ekaabo! Welcome! Seja Bem-vindo!

Thanks for following (or finding!) me over in this new space.  Candomblé in the USA was born in 2006 due to the lack of concrete information on the Internet about Orisha worship in… Continue reading

Candomblé, Umbanda e Macumba…Oh My!

There seem to be many conflicting view points as to what these religions are, and that’s always bound to happen when a religion or tradition is oral rather than prescribed in a book.… Continue reading

Olorisas and Health

My initiatory period was the most routine time of my life. I ate at the same times everyday, and knew what to expect of my meals more or less. Most days the menu… Continue reading