Ochosi is the
Santeria Orisha that represents the forces of nature and justice. He is the
patron of justice, hunters, prisoners and the accused. Ochosi is a great magician and seer; as
well as a warrior, hunter and fisherman. He symbolizes balance, judgment, and
reason. Ochosi's colors are blue and orange, or blue and yellow, and his
numbers are three and seven. His power symbol is a bow and arrow. He is
described as a beautiful, wild hunter who wears skins.
all things associated with hunting and fishing. As such, his altar should
include deer antlers, three arrows, three dog figurines, and a small mirror.
Offerings should consist of smoked fish, deer, and game birds.
He is the son of
and brother of
He is a great tracker and provides men with meat and
medicine from the forest but he does not live with them. Ochosi is prayed to
when looking for justice or something such as a job or a house. He is also the
patron of those who work with animals, and in particular, with dogs.
Ochosi is likened to
several saints, including Saint Norbert in Cuba,
Rio de Janeiro area of
Saint George in the
devotees of the Afro-Caribbean religion
Santeria, October 25 is
the feast day of Ochosi, and April 23 in the Lucumi tradition.
Ochosi Devotional Altar doll
was constructed in the traditional New Orleans fashion out
of Spanish moss
and sticks, and is dressed in animal print fur and fine fabrics of his
favorite color. His face is hand
sculpted out of polymer clay and painted. He is wearing
his yellow and
blue beaded necklace. He
is also wearing a
leather bag that holds his arrows, and he has a bow slung over his
Devotional Altar doll is self standing
and blessed by the artist.