Ogum é um Orixá cultuado na Umbanda e no Camdomblé.
Ogum é representado, no Brasil, como São Jorge; como tal, é poderoso e triunfal, mas também exibe a raiva e destrutividade do guerreiro cuja força e violência pode virar contra a comunidade que ele serve. Dá força através da profecia e magia, e é procurado para ajudar as pessoas a obter mais um governo que dê resposta às suas necessidades.
Acrílica sobre Tela - 2012
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Ogun is a orisha cult in Umbanda and Camdomblé.
Ogun is represented in Brazil as São Jorge, as such, is powerful and triumphant, but also exhibits the rage and destructiveness of the warrior whose strength and violence can turn against the community he serves. Gives strength through prophecy and magic, and is looking to help people get over a government that responds to their needs.
Acrylic on Canvas - 2012
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This is Ogun, a great african God of Steel and Iron... In Yoruba mythology, Ogun (same as Ogoun) is a son of Yemaja and Orungan; and to this day Ogun is worshiped by the Yoruba people of West Africa. He is worshiped in places like Ekiti, Oyo and Ondo States. He is believed to have (wo ile sun) which means to sink into the ground not to die, in a place named Ire-Ekiti. Through out his entire life he fought for the people of Ire.
In Dahomey mythology, Gu is the god of war and patron deity of smiths and craftsmen. He was sent to earth to make it a nice place for people to live, and he has not yet finished this task.
In Santería and Palo Mayombe, he has been syncretized with Saint Peter.
In the religious tradition of the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé, Ogum (as this Yoruba divinity is known in the Portuguese language) is often identified with Saint George, for example in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. However, Ogum may also be represented by Saint Sebastian, as it is often done in the northeast of the country, for example in the state of Bahia. Officially Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of the city of Rio de Janeiro, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to anthropologist Luiz Mott, Saint Sebastian is also considered by many homosexuals, especially those belonging to the lower and marginalized classes, as the patron saint of gay people.
In all his incarnations Ogoun is a fiery and martial spirit. He can be very aggressively masculinemuch like the spirit Shangobut can also rule the head of female, or effeminate male initiates to whom he takes a liking. He is also linked with blood, and is for this reason often called upon to heal diseases of the blood.
In the cult of Orishas, he appears in other aspects, such as Ogun Akirun, Ogun Alagbede, Ogun Alara, Ogun Elemona, Ogun Ikole, Ogun Meji, Ogun Oloola, Ogun Onigbajamo, Ogun Onire, Ogun-un, Onile, the latter being a feminine incarnation
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Oxossi, (alternately Ochossi or Oshossi, Osawsi) is the orixa of the forest, and one of the three Guerrero, or warrior orixas "Ibori" in Yourba. He is a hunter, and his role as an often solitary figure in the wilderness lends him another role as a shaman. Oxossi is connected with all hunter cultures as well as the caboclos in Brazil know as the spirits of the native American dead, as well as the nature spirits of the forest. He is most important to the people of Brazil in Candomblé, as the Amazon Rainforest brings this element to the fore in Candomblé more than it is found in its cousins, the island religions of Cuban Santeria and Haitian Voudoun.
During the period in which most orixa worshippers were slaves to Catholic Europeans, Oxossi came to be identified with Saint Sebastian in the Rio de Janeiro area of Brazil. San Sebatian is most often depicted tied and shot full of arrows, which led to his association with the hunter orixa. He is alternately depicted as Saint George in the Bahia region, and in Cuba, he is identified with Saint Norbert.
Oxossi is the patron Justice, Hunters,Master of all air attacks,The true "GPS", and prayed to when devotees are looking for Justice or something, a job or a house for example. He also is the patron of those who work with animals, dogs in particular. -------------- Made in Corel® Painter X and Adode® Photoshop CS2 in about 20~25 Hours along some days... Hardware: TabletPc Lenovo X61T