Understanding our African Heritage and culture, means we must learn about ancient folklore and spirituality. The story Shangó comes from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria, he is the God of Fire and Lightning and Third King of the Oyo Empire. Shango is best known for being a King and God at the same time. He ruled for seven years and was best known for carrying two double bladed axes to battle and is rumored to be the source of his powers. Shangó out of all the Orishas is very popular among people in the West Indies and South American countries. The reason why is because of slavery! When Europeans enslaved us, they scattered Yoruba people across the West Indies and South America. The Yoruba took with their Spirituality with them and secretly practiced it during slavery. In Brazil, Shango is celebrated among the people.
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