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)
Miguel “Willie” Ramos, Ilari Oba in his book Obi Agbon: Lukumi Divination with Coconut.
(Seriously. As much as we all love Oshun, many fear her because she can become offended, and you don’t want to offend the Orisha in charge of everything that makes life worth living, you know? Her wrath is as fierce as her countenance is splendid, to use a line from Angels in America.)