LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Tables
1. Spiritual Patrimony of a Medium 127
2. Re-Africanization of Exus 133
Figures
1. Cristovão de Ogunjá, founder of the Rio de Janeiro Efon
religious family 22
2. Alvinho de Omolu during the public presentation of a new
initiate 23
3. The Efon family-of-saint 24
4. Exu of the gateway 44
5. Exu’s assento in the Ilê Ifá Mongé Gibanauê 45
6. Plan of Alvinho de Omolu’s terreiro 46
7. Exu’s functions 47
8. Exu’s assento with palm oil, cachaça, and honey 48
9. House of Ogun and Oxossi 50
10. Saida de santo, final ceremony for an Exu’s initiate 55
11. An Exu’s initiate dancing 56
12. Padê for Exu in an Efon terreiro 59
13. Exu’s collective shrines in a Candomblé house 64
14. Exu’s assentos in Umbanda and Candomblé 75
15. Afro-Brazilian religious continuum 77
16. A statuette of Pombagira 83
17. Pombagira’s pontos riscados 88
18. Roots of the tree dedicated to Iroko in the Pantanal
terreiro 102
19. The Mercadão de Madureira, a shopping center devoted to
Afro-Brazilian religions 115
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