Candomblé Bantu

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Bantu, also called Batuque or Angola, is one of the major sects (nations) of Candomblé, an African faith tradition practiced in Brazil. It developed among slaves who spoke Bantu (Kikongo and Kimbundo) languages.


The supreme God and Creator is Nzambi (Zambi) ou Nzambi Mpungu (Zambiapongo); below him are the Nkisis, the spirit-gods of Bantu mythology. These deities correspond to Olorun and the Orishas of Yoruba mythology, and to Olorun and the Orixá of Candomblé Ketu.

The main Nkisis are:

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