This was my first Godfather’s Oju Shango (Face of Shango), with a real leopard skin, in his home in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Afolabí (iba’ye) really knew how to turn out a beautiful Orisha shrine. Kawo! Kabiesile, Babami!
(Also, note the Wizard of Oz Dorothy and Glinda snowball on the floor between his Oshun and Shango shrines. Oh, honey, I miss your Wizard of Oz memorabilia obsession! May you rest in ruby red slippers forever and ever. <3)
Logun Ede by Menote Cordeiro
Logun Ede (or Logumede) is the child of Oxum (Oshun) and Oxossi (Ochosi; or Oxossi Ibu Alamo, who is Erinle in Lukumi) and is said to live half the year as a man and half the year as a woman. Logun Ede is worshipped primarily in Brazil (and among the Lukumi in Miami), and is thought to be the patron of effeminate men (and, by the Lukumi, trans women). His symbols are Oxum’s mirror/fan and Oxossi’s bow and arrow. Maferefun Logun! <3