Oshun


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Oshun

(əʊˈʃʌn) or

Osun

n
(Placename) a state of SW Nigeria. Capital: Oshogbo. Pop: 3 423 535 (2006). Area: 9251 sq km (3570 sq miles)
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Goddesses of fertility--the Greeks' Aphrodite, the Native Americans' Spider Woman, Mexico's Tonantizin, Africa's Oshun, Northern Europe's Freya, and Rome's Flora--were all honored in the spring.
One was in the state of Anambra in the south-eastern districts, and the other was in Oshun, in the south-west.
A few days earlier, by chance, the writer had seen a documentary film about the Austrian artist Susanne Wenger, who has been living for fifty years on the banks of the river Oshun, where she had been consecrated as an Obatala priestess and initiated into the cult of Oshun, and who, as he now suddenly remembered, said at one point in the film that in the Yoruba tradition, human beings lived with the gods in a sort of collective, and he asked Kehinde about this woman, whether she knew of her.
Being a training instructor, I'm used to telling the trainees that I'm a subject-matter expert, and we act like we're experts in the ring," said Gauntt, who's known as Ryan Oshun when he's wrestling.
On the other hand, Euba claims that when women appear in Soyinka's works they appear in a dramatized womanhood, because they are manifestations of the Yoruba goddesses Oya, Yemoja, and Oshun, which represent beauty, love, sensual power, etc (450).
Essence, "Denying 'Hot Mama' and Embracing Oshun," Spread: Illuminating the Sex Industry, Special Topics Issue: Race and the Sex Industry, 5/4 (Summer 2011), 26-27.
Asejire river (07[degrees] 21'N 04[degrees] 05'E ), a man-made lake on River Oshun, has an impounded area of 2342 ha and located about 30km east of Ibadan, southwest Nigeria [2,3].
Johannesburg: Mutloastse Heritage Trust & Oshun Books.
20) Olawale Oshun, Clapping With One Hand: June 12 and Crisis of a State Nation (London: Josel Publishers 1999); Omo Omoruyi, et.
The Virgin is syncretized with Oshun (also spelled Ochun), the goddess of womanly love, marriage, and rivers (including, perhaps, the Gulf Stream--that river in the sea).