Shango is a very powerful deity, he is the ruler of thunder and lightning, which
represent courage and justice in the Yoruba tradition. Therefore, someone
needing support from Shango in either of those areas can and often do petition
him for his assistance.
Shango happens to be a deity that once lived on the planet in human form but is
also a natural force. He is considered to be one of the most powerful rulers that
has ever come out of the Yoruba Empire. When the enslaved Africans were
brought to the New World through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Shango not
only became highly revered by our ancestors that ended up in Brazil and the
Caribbean, but he was also syncretized with Saint Barbara out of the Catholic
Shango is the personification of male virulence, beauty, and creativity. He is also
the ruler of the drum and has a passion for dancing. Men may petition Shango to
help in areas of fertility and sexuality. He is generous and very compassionate but
he also has characteristics of being temperamental and a womanizer.
Children of Shango often tend to be very bright and bold in their personality, they
absolutely love to be the center of attention. They also tend to be like their father
Shango, in the sense that they love food (particularly spicy), can be quick to anger,
and are very sexual.
Anyone who wants to make an offering to Shango can bring him Amala, which is
one of his favorite dishes, it consists of cornmeal porridge made with okra. He is
also known to love apples, bananas, rum, and red wine.
More about Shango:
His number is 6
Colors: Red and White
Animals: Fresh water turtles, big cats, dogs, horses
Objects: The double ax, thunder stones, the drum
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