King of the Heavens, Supreme King of the Gods, Sky, Earth, Universe
|Member of Orisha|
|Other names||Olorun, Olodumare, Olofin-Orun|
|Venerated in||Yoruba religion, Umbanda, Candomble, Santeria, Haitian Vodou, Folk Catholicism|
|Region||Nigeria, Benin, Latin America|
Humans do not worship Olorun directly, there are no sacred areas of worship or ordained person. Olorun is outlying, distant and does not partake in human rituals. There are no shrines or sacrifices dedicated directly to him, although followers can send prayers in his direction.
For Yoruba traditions there is no centralized authority, because of this and the way the traditions were spread through the slave trade to other areas of the world, there are many different ways that Yoruban People and their descendants or Orisa-based faiths can understand the idea of Olorun.
- OGUMEFU, M. I., Yorùbá Legends, London, The Sheldon Press, 1929.
- IDOWU, E. BÔLAJI., Olódùmarè: God in Yorùbá Belief, London, Longmans, 1962.===References===
- Adebola Omolara Adebileje, ' A Comparative Description of Affixation Processes in English and Yoruba
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