Happy feastday to all the children of Shango. May he always bless and
protect you always.
Felicidades a los hijos de Shango. Que el siempre los bendiga.
- CHANGO - Chango is probably one of the most recognized Orishas. He is
represented by Fire, Thunder and Lightning. He has passion and
virility. He is known to be a spirit of power and magnificent beauty
and wisdom. Chango is courageous and a great witch. He is also
a "flirt" or womanizer but also charming and very generous. Most of
his followers will pray to him on his days of the week which are
Friday and Saturday but most people will pray and serve him offerings
on Fridays. He is mainly honored on December 4th which is also
St.Barbara day within the Roman Catholic Calendar. Most of his
followers will offer sacrifices of Roosters, Baby Bulls, Sheep, Pigs,
Goats, Deer's, Rabbits and the Oxen. In the event a ritual to reverse
a hex or curse is being performed a Horse is normally required to
remove it or to change a predicted death.
His colors are white and red and the beads are made of 6 red beads
followed by 6 white beads. Then the read bead will alternate with a
white bad 6 times. This will be repeated until bead chain is
Most people will place an image of St.Barbara and the African
representation of Chango in the same altar because both idol images
have similar tools. A sword or a machete. With his weapons he can
create or destroy anything he desires.