La divinite Caboclo dans le candomble de Bahia

A divinity usually called Caboclo is present in candombles in Salvador, Brazil. Followers think he has native origins. A century of Afro-Brazilian studies has considered him to be insignificant in the symbolic structure of Bahian candombles, because research concentrated on the "Yoruba nation&q...

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Published in:Cahiers d'études africaines
Main Author: Santos, Jocelio Teles dos
Format: Print Article
Language:French
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Published: 1992
In:Cahiers d'études africaines
Year: 1992, Volume: 32, Issue: 125, Pages: 83-107
Further subjects:B Candomblé
B Brazil
B Religious organization
B Brazil Bahia (Brasil) Religious organization Candomble
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Summary:A divinity usually called Caboclo is present in candombles in Salvador, Brazil. Followers think he has native origins. A century of Afro-Brazilian studies has considered him to be insignificant in the symbolic structure of Bahian candombles, because research concentrated on the "Yoruba nation", wich reputedly maintained the purest traditions of African origin. By concentrating on the internal logic of the symbolic system of Salvador's candombles, this article elucidates the relations, correspondences and symmetries between Caboclos and Orixas
ISSN:0008-0055
Contains:In: Cahiers d'études africaines