Ochosi: Orisha of the Wilderness
Discover the many facets of Orisha Ochosi, the skilled hunter and protector of justice in the tradition of Santeria.
Ochosi is the Spirit of the Tracker in the West African religious tradition called Ifá. The power of Ochosi is described by Ifá as one of many Spiritual Forces in Nature which are called "Orisha".
There are a large number of Orisha, and each Orisha has its own awo (Mysteries of Nature). The unique function of Ochosi within the realm of Orisha Awo is to find those pathways of inspiration that will lead to spiritual evolution.
Ochosi both guides the development of personal spiritual growth and protects the needs of the environment. In order to understand this relationship. Ochosi must be in direct contact with those Spiritual Forces who guide good character and those Spiritual Forces who maintain fertility and abundance in Nature.