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10. Ọba (Yoruba Mythology)

10. Ọba (Yoruba Mythology)

In our tenth episode, we discuss Oba, a goddess from Yoruba mythology. We discuss tragic, one-sided love, what makes a good wife, and parallels to women we've previously discussed.

This episode has a TRIGGER WARNING for descriptions of self-harm and disordered eating, and mentions of slavery.

 

Sources:

Wikipedia - Orishas, Ọba, Aganju, Rita of Cascia, Catherine of Siena

Britannica - Orishas

Supernatural Creatures Mythological

Orisha Online Altar

Enacademic.org

Ọba's Ear: A Yoruba Myth in Cuba and Brazil by William Bascom

African Oral Arts in Excilia Saldaña's "Kele Kele" by Gabriel A. Abudu

 

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