Altar for Changó

Dublin Core

Title

Altar for Changó

Subject

Cultural Exchange
Orisha
Cuba
Changó

Description

Side view of Changó’s altar. Considered to be the most 'popular' of the orishas, Changó rules over lightning, thunder, fire, drums and dance. He is a warrior Orisha with quick wits, temper and is the epitomy of virility. He is an extremely hot blooded and strong-willed Orisha that loves all the pleasures of the world: dance, drumming, women, song and eating. His colors are red and white. His numbers are four and six. To the left of the turin is a Changó figure a libation bowl and rattle to call him down to earth. In front of the rattle is a hand carved turtle figure, Changó is fond of turtles. To the right of the turin is Changó’s axe and his red and white beaded shekere (gourd).

Creator

Francisco G. Gómez

Date

7-24-2009

Rights

© Raíces Cultural Center

Format

jpeg

Language

en

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2009PRCulturalExchange04.jpg

Coverage

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital Image

Physical Dimensions

3648 × 2736

Files

2009PRCulturalExchange04.JPG

Citation

Francisco G. Gómez, “Altar for Changó,” Raíces Cultural Center Digital Archive, accessed August 24, 2019, http://www.raicesculturalcenter.org/digital-archive/items/show/105.