Orishas are the Yoruba gods of practically everything. There is one for almost every situation or state of being that you can think of, from the obscure to the famous…or infamous. Most of them are regarded as lesser gods, but some were traditionally worshiped as gods in their own right. All, however, answer to Olorun, the creator, and ruler of the universe. Here’s a little story about the Orishas fromgodchecker:
If you ever wondered what these Orishas look like, check out James C. Lewis’ work, Yoruba African Orishas. Lewis was intrigued with the story, characters and regality of the Orishas and embarked on an inspiring and creative digital photography project to express some of the Orishas the way he saw them. He photographs Sango, Obatala, Ogun, Oya, Osun, Osumare, Babalu-aye, and a host of others. See his works below:
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