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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, a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of God in the Ifá and Yoruba religions. She is syncretized with Our Lady of Charity, patron saint of Cuba, and Our Lady of Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil.[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 his principal wife.[2]


Oshun is the orisa of fresh water, sensuality, flirtatiousness, feminine sexuality, love and fertility.


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


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

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