Afro-Cuban Myths: Yemaya and Other Orishas

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Synopsis: This book deals with the myths of the orishas. Since it was published in 1938 under the title Oh, M¡o Yemay !, it has become a classic in the field. It was the first attempt in Cuba to gather a sizeable sample of the numerous patak¡es or myths characteristic of the Regla de Ocha or Santer¡a, the most widespread of the Afro-Cuban religions practiced on the island. The author had to overcome prejudice that considered the religion and its associated literature undeserving of intellectual attention and at the same time penetrate the secrecy in which black believers cloaked their beliefs and practices, fearful with good reason of attracting disdain, desecration, and persecution.

About the Author: Romulo Lachatanere (1909 1952) was the first Afro-Cuban intellectual to write extensively on Afro-Cuban religious practices. Together with Fernando Ortiz and Lydia Cabrera, he was the founder of Afro-Cuban research and made it part of the Cuban heritage. His main works offer a description of Santeria and fall somewhere between ethnology and literature. Since its publication in 1938 under the title "Oh, mio yemay ," this book has become a classic in its field. The book is illustrated by Siegfried Kaden, Instituto Superior de las Artes Pl sticas, Havana.

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