How do I become a child of a specific Orisha or Vodun?

Quite frankly, you don’t.  The Orishas of your head choose you at birth.  You do not choose them.  You cannot force any Orisha to take you by doing any ceremony or ritual. If your head is Shango, you may kill a thousand enemies in battle and put all their heads on a pike, bathe in their blood, and give them to Ogun with as much gusto as you can muster, but you will still belong …

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