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The Formation of CandombléVodun History and Ritual in Brazil$
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Luis Nicolau Pares

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469610924

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469610931_Pares

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The Jeje Pantheon and Its Transformations

The Jeje Pantheon and Its Transformations

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(p.208) 7 The Jeje Pantheon and Its Transformations
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The Formation of Candomblé
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Luis Nicolau Parés

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610924.003.0007

This chapter examines the religious system of the Jeje-Mahi terreiros of Salvador and Cachoeira, beginning with the spiritual entities or voduns, and the internal dynamic of the “pantheons” into which they are organized. In the first part of this chapter the author analyzes one of the aspects that contributed significantly to the process of increasing ritual complexity that occurred in the institutionalization of Candomblé. This aspect is the gathering of cults corresponding to various deities within a single congregation, the consequent juxtaposition of different shrines, or assentos, in the same physical space, and the organization of forms of serial performance to celebrate, simultaneously or consecutively, this spiritual plurality. It is therefore important to distinguish the multideity cults from the monotheistic cults dedicated to a single spiritual entity.

Keywords:   religious system, Jeje-Mahi terreiros, spiritual entities, voduns, pantheons

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