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.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Apr. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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.
Answer by sugahmamma at 11:26 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by RidingPink at 11:59 PM on Apr. 18, 2010