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Obba Orisha of Rivers Bronze Statue (Mini)

Obba Orisha of Rivers Bronze Statue (Mini)


An Orisha is a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of God in Africa's Yoruba religion. Many Orishas have found their way throughout he Americas via the Atlantic slave trade and are now expressed in practices as varied as Santeria, Candomble, Trinidad Orisha, and Oyotunji.


Obba is the first wife of Chango (or Shango, the Orisha of thunder and lightning,) the Orisha of the river, and the daughter of Yemaya. The most well-known tales associated with Obba is the myth of Obba's ear. It is said Obba was tricked by one of Chango's wives (Oya or Oshun) tp cut off her ear and feed it to her husband, she fled from Chango and become the river Obba. Once Chango found out he was angered by her self mutiliation. The turbulent rapids caused by the river Obba and river Oshun symbolizes the rivalry between Chango's wives (Obba and Oshun.)


One cold cast resin statue.


Measurements: 1 3/4” x 1 5/8” x 3 3/4”

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