sexta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2008

Osùn Pupa

Pupa is the yoruba´s red colour group.
It encompasses any color that relates to hot, fiery characteristics, such as orange, dark yellow, gold.
When you think of the colors of fire, these are "pupa" colors.
"Pupa" has the psychological dimension of a hot personality, someone who is very passionate, who might get angry very easily or fall in love very easily, who is just very passionate and cares deeply about everything.
So the "pupa" personality is very hot and the associated deities are passionate deities.
Osùn Pupa is the Red camwood powder, sacred to the Spirit of Iron (Ògún).
Camwood (Baphia nitida), also known as African sandalwood, is a shrubby, hard-wooded African tree.
Its wood is commonly used to make a red dye.
The earliest dye wood (Camwood) was from West Africa.
The source of the dye, which is soluble in alkali, is the bark and heart of the tree.