Bahlindjo

Bahlindjo

Also known as

Balandjo; Balendjo

 

ORIGIN:

Yoruba

 

CLASSIFICATION:

Orisha

Bahlindjo is the resident spirit of the Ogun River in what is now Nigeria. He once shared this river with Yemaya, who is now associated with the sea, but the two remain closely associated. Bahlindjo is a spirit of fertility and healing.

Bahlindjo may or may not be an aspect of Ogun, but he has largely been absorbed by that dynamic orisha in his path as Ogun Balendjo. Bahlindjo may or may not be an independent spirit.

 

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SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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