Elegguá, il guardiano della soglia. Lo Zwischen dell’androginia nella santería cubana

This entry is part 19 of 34 in the series Vol 5-2020

Abstract: The Cuban Santerìa, within the complex panorama of African-American cults, presents specific characteristics that make it a religion of the Zwischen, of the encounter-clash between different worlds. In fact, it is the result of an extraordinary syncretistic process, in which the Orishas of the African religion Yoruba end up corresponding to saints of the Christian Catholic religion. Another singular characteristic is the androgyny of fundamental figures of the Pantheon of Santerìa, who make these divine essences of a masculine and feminine nature at the same time.

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