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  • n. A divine entity that possesses the supernatural capability of reflecting some of the manifestations of Olódùmarè

Etymologies

From Yoruba Òrìṣà, literally ‘owner of chis’. (Wiktionary)

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  • "An Orisha (also spelled Orisa and Orixá) is a spirit which reflects one of the manifestations of Olodumare (God) in the Yoruba spiritual or religious system. This religion has found its way throughout the world and is now expressed in several varieties which include Anago, Oyotunji, Candomblé and Lucumí/Santería."
    - Wikipedia

    October 22, 2007