Transforming the Orixs: Candombl in Sacred and Secular Spaces in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

  title={Transforming the Orixs: Candombl in Sacred and Secular Spaces in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil},
  author={Heather Shirey},
  journal={African Arts},
Heather Shirey In the streets and plazas of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, representations of the orixás, the deities of the African-Brazilian religion Candomblé, are visible throughout the city. Mural paintings appear on walls and signs where they blend in with advertisements and graffiti, allowing motorists to contemplate the entire pantheon of orixás while filling up the gas tank (Fig. 1). A sculpture of Exú, the guardian of the crossroads and the orixá who oversees all forms of communication… 
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