Olodumare

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Olodumare (Yoruba: O-lo-dù-ma-rè) also known as Olorun (Almighty) is the name given to one of the three manifestations of the Supreme God or Supreme Being [1] in the Yoruba pantheon. Olodumare is the Supreme Creator.[1]

The Yoruba believe Olodumare is omnipotent and is also responsible for the creation of all life,[2] Yoruba tradition says everything is in the hands of God (Olodumare) when they are going to bed at night.[2]

The name Olodumare symbolises a divine "Entity" following these characteristics: not having a father or mother; one that and is not bound by space.[3]

Historically, the Yoruba did not worship Olodumare, there is no specific shrine and no sacrifice is often made towards their way.[4] Yoruba consider Olodumare to be the origin of virtue and mortality. Is believed to bestow the knowledge of things upon all persons at the time of their birth; the Yoruba call on Olodumare when other deities are unwilling to help or seem incapable.[3] Yoruba believe Olodumare created all other forces of the universe to help continue the evolution of the universe.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cynthia Duncan,Ph.D. About Santeria
  2. ^ a b c DAYO, CHIEF (February 14, 2016). "YORUBA BELIEVE IN ONLY ONE GOD CALLED OLODUMARE".
  3. ^ a b "Brown Williams". Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  4. ^ R.,, Prothero, Stephen. God is not one : the eight rival religions that run the world (First HarperCollins paperback ed.). [New York, New York]. ISBN 9780061571282. OCLC 726921148.