Chango © Aris Dervis

© Aris Dervis 2002

Chango

This Yoruban God of Virility sits proudly with his offering of six red apples and white candles. His personal symbol, the lightning bolt, flashes in the background. A passionate God, King Chango is fond of dancing, sex and living large. (Think of Jimi Hendrix at the height of his creativity. ) "All of Chango's legends, and the central theme of his cult, is power, be it procreative, authoritative, destructive, medicinal or moral." (Santeria: The Religion by Migene Gonzalez-Wippler, Llewelyn Publications., 1989.) Who needs Viagara when you have Chango?

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