Mãe Stella de Azevedo Santos has devoted her life to
Candomblé. She has spent 66 years as a priestessthe last
26 as head of a renowned temple in Salvador, Brazil. She has asserted
Candomblés independence from Roman Catholicism, preserved
its history in a new museum, written two books, and made a video.
We worship the supreme GodOlorunand the
divinitiesorixás. They are living entities and phenomena of Nature
that appear in the most varied forms possible. After we perform our
rituals, they can respond to our most basic needs.