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7 African powers

Anyone every heard of these?

I was at the store looking at candles of St Jude and noticed this candle. Never heard of this before.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Apr. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • http://www.materialreligion.org/journal/candles.html
    hisblueeyes

    Answer by hisblueeyes at 4:05 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • The 7 African Powers are also known as the 7 Orishas. These deities have existed for hundreds if not thousands of years. You may see a candle in the store with one or all seven Catholic Saints on it. The reason for the transition to saints from Orisha dates back to slave days when African diasporas wanted to keep their religion and still be safe. So they disguised their Orishas as Saints. 

    sugahmamma

    Answer by sugahmamma at 11:26 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • Does nobody know the answer to t his question?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • Sorry, I don't know. never heard of this. Interesting.
    RidingPink

    Answer by RidingPink at 11:59 PM on Apr. 18, 2010

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