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Shango The Orisa of Courage, Intelligence and Truth. Son of Yemayah, he is the Lord of lightning, thunder, rain and testicular fertility. He is smooth-talking, kingly, yet can be shrewd as a con-artist. He wins against the odds and is stimulated by challenge. The double-headed dance wand headdress (oshe Sango) and double-edged ax symbolize his constant preparedness, and he carries the phallic mortar, or odo, in his right hand. His animal representations are the black cat, quail and tortoise. This image originates from Bahia, Brazil. See Yemayah.

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