APY377 10-26-11 Vodou

APY377 10-26-11 Vodou - October 26, 2011 APY377 The African...

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October 26, 2011 APY377 The African background to African-based religions in the Americas, as well as African religions in the Caribbean Vodou – developed in Haiti and spread across Caribbean into US as voodoo. Vodou is a combination of Kongo, Yoruba, ad Ejaghan Santeria – blend of African and Christian religious elements that developed In Cuba and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has a special relationship with the US, and that spread into North America as well Obeah – religious system in Jamaica; blend of African and other belief systems; predominantly Yoruba; gods are almost all of Yoruba Chango – Portuguese spelling of the thunder-god of the Yoruba people; beliefs in Chango were transported over with the slaves (not in Haiti); developed in Trinidad and other Caribbean islands Orixa – the generic word for a ‘deity’ in the Yoruba language; it is the name of an African religious system, influenced by the Portuguese. Palo Mayombe, macumba, que-que, candombles – variants of afro-american religious systems that developed mostly in south America (brazil); they are very similar to each other depending on who organized them and have slightly different elements of composition. Most of them are a combination of African beliefs ad Christian beliefs (i.e. Haiti they were French – French
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APY377 10-26-11 Vodou - October 26, 2011 APY377 The African...

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