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THE LORD OF THUNDER



One cannot help but notice the correspondences between Chango and the greek and roman dieties named Zeus and Jupiter. All were kings and all were owners of the thunderbolts. Mightiest of the gods! Such is the power of Chango. He is the enemy of evil, and woe unto those who do harm to his children! Chango is a very righteous Orisha and loves to do his part in righting wrongs. He is there to see that "what goes around comes around". Chango was literally a king in Africa, whose spirit after death was elevated to the level of an Orisha. While alive on earth, he showed no mercy to his enemies and his fame spread all over much of Africa, where even the Bantus of the Congo area came to honor him. There he was called Nsasi. The Araras of neighboring Dahomey called him Jevioso and Jakuta, which means the Thrower of the thunderstones. His popularity did not stop in Africa. In the New World, devotion to this great Orisha is increasing every day, as those unfamiliar with these Mysteries hear of the glorious exploits of our Beloved CHANGO.


THE DIVINE FIRE OF LOVE



Many of the stories about Chango have to do with his relations with women. Yemaya was his mother. He had relationships with Ochun, Oya, and Obba. Obba was his legitimate wife, but he spent more time with Ochun and Oya. He was a true womanizer and women loved him. After he exchanged his divinatioin tools with Orunla in exchange for Orunla's ability to dance, there was no stopping him. Of course all of this caused problems and Chango often had to spend much time at war. Chango was a keen diviner and used his "ache" to come out victorious on many occasions. The children of Chango usually are born with good psychic abilities, also. So, if Chango is your father, try to develop your spirituality to the utmost.


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CHURCH OF THE SEVEN AFRICAN POWERS
YEMAYA - THE GREAT MOTHER
AZOWANO
OCHUN - GODDESS OF LOVE
YANSA - GODDESS OF THE WIND
OBATALA - KING OF KINGS
ELEGGUA - THE TRICKSTER GOD
OGUN - GOD OF IRON
OCHOSSI - GOD OF THE HUNT
IBEJI - THE DIVINE TWINS
AGALLU - THE VOLCANO GOD
INLE - THE DIVINE PHYSICIAN
ORISHAOKO - GOD OF THE EARTH
OBBA - GODDESS OF THE HOME
OSAIN - GOD OF MAGICAL AND MEDICINAL PLANTS
ORUMILA

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