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For the state in Nigeria, see Osun State.
Shrine to Oshun in the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove.

Oshun (known as Ochún or Oxúm in Latin America) is an Orisha. She is syncretized with Our Lady of Charity.[1] Oshun is said to have gone to a drum festival one day and to have fallen in love with Shango. Since that day, Shango has been married to Oba, Oya, and Oshun, though Oshun is said to be considered his principal wife.[2]


Akalatunde, Osunyemi, Ona Agbani-The Ancient Path, create space, 2005


  1. ^ Thompson, Robert Farris. (1983) Flash of the Spirit. New York: Vintage Books. p 79
  2. ^ Matory, J. Lorand. (2005) Sex and the Empire that is No More. New York: Berghahn Books. p xxvi