Oshe Shango (Oshe Chango, Dance Axe)

A variation of the oshe Shango, a symbolic double-bladed axe representing the divine weapon of the Yoruban Orisha Shango (Also spelled Chango, Xango).

Shango was once a Yoruban king, now the Orisha of thunder, drums, and dance.  He is one of the Seven African Powers, revered in Santeria, Candomble, and Palo.  Shango is syncretised with the catholic Saint Barbara in the Lukumi religion (Santeria)

Related Symbols:

Eleggua fetishMjolnir- Thor's hammer

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