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Shango enjoys the sense of hearing through Oggue

Shango and Ogge

The Yoruba Religion has a number of patakies, through which many secrets related to the life of the Orishas are revealed to the religious.

Oggue is a minor deity of the Yoruba Pantheon who is credited with the gift of facilitating hearing when Orisha Shango, for which he receives the nickname of the father's ears, which is why this saint previously receives the prayers in which the king of thunder is invoked and later communicates them.

The cult of this deity arose in Africa and due to the era of discoveries that occurred in Europe, thanks to this event, its worship in many regions of the world such as America was promoted.

The Orisha protector of the herds

Oggue is the patron saint of animals that have horns, an element with which he is represented within the Osha. It is considered the patron of the herds for what it symbolizes the unit and the family.

When thinking about this saint, the power of the horns immediately comes to mind, they represent strength and are very useful tools when it comes to survival in the animal kingdom, without these the species would find themselves defenseless against more sagacious predators. Hence this Orisha is considered as the personification of power and self defense.

Oggue shares a home with Shango

This Orisha habita inside the batea de Shangó name with which its receptacle is identified, on some occasions it can live on top of it.

Your representation can receive a charge and be sealed or continue without receiving this type of consecration.

Dances and offerings dedicated to this Orisha

Being a minor Orisha he is not crowned in the Osha. Numerous offerings such as fresh fruits are dedicated to this saint, his favorite being the apple.

Oggue is also offered red wine, some flowers such as red roses and Santa Barbara's sword, toasted corn on the cob, candles, various dishes made with corn flour, okra, bananas and incense.

His dance is carried out by means of movements with the fingers on the head that represent the antlers of the animals, the dancer swings and stomps showing power and security before the spectators.

Rams, roosters, quails, rams, guinea fowl and pigeons are slain to him to name a few of his animals.

Oggue is represented under the same red and white colors that identify Kawó Silé.

Its ewes or ceremonial herbs are Rompezaragüey, Avocado Cimarrón, Atiponlá and Algarrobo among others.

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