Shango: Orisha of Justice and Protection
Call upon the Orisha Shango, known as the "King of Santeria", when you are in need of justice or protection and guidance in matters of love,...
Shango, also known as Chango, Sango, or Xango, is an African deity that has a rich history that spans centuries and continents. Originating from the Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin, Shango was elevated to the status of Orisha after his death. He was the fourth king of the Yoruba Oyo Empire and is revered as the god of thunder, drumming, dancing, fire, and male virility.
Known for his love of celebration, a ritual dance bears his name. He is an expert in drumming, and the sound of thunder is said to be a reminder of his rhythmic beats. He is often referred to as the "King of Santeria," and is recognized as a powerful sorcerer who uses his strength to cast spells.
Shango is one of the four pillars of Santeria, alongside Oshun, Yemaya, and Obatala. He is widely loved and respected among all Orishas, playing a crucial role in all Santeria rituals. He teaches the importance of balance in life, by balancing dominance and enjoyment. He was married at different times to the Orisha goddesses Oya, Oshun, and Obba and is known for being a passionate warrior who loves love.