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| Image = Shango (Earth-616).jpg
 
| Image = Shango (Earth-616).jpg
| RealName = Shango
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| RealName = Shangó
 
| CurrentAlias =
 
| CurrentAlias =
 
| Aliases = Thunder-god; Chango; Sangbo; Sogbo; Xevioso
 
| Aliases = Thunder-god; Chango; Sangbo; Sogbo; Xevioso
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[[Avlekete (Earth-616)|Avlekete]] (sister)<br>
 
[[Avlekete (Earth-616)|Avlekete]] (sister)<br>
 
[[Ezili (Earth-616)|Ezili/Oshun]] (sister)<br>
 
[[Ezili (Earth-616)|Ezili/Oshun]] (sister)<br>
[[Dam-Ayido Wede (Earth-616)|Dam-Aiydo Wede/Damballa]](brother)<br>
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[[Dam-Ayido Wede (Earth-616)|Dam-Aiydo Wede/Damballa]] (brother)<br>
 
[[Eschu (Earth-616)|Eschu/Eleggua]] (brother)<br>
 
[[Eschu (Earth-616)|Eschu/Eleggua]] (brother)<br>
 
[[Ellegua (Earth-616)|Legba]] (brother)<br>
 
[[Ellegua (Earth-616)|Legba]] (brother)<br>
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numerous others
 
numerous others
 
| Universe = Earth-616
 
| Universe = Earth-616
| BaseOfOperations = Orun
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| BaseOfOperations = Orun; formerly City of Oyo (today Old Oyo, [[Nigeria]])
   
 
| Gender = Male
 
| Gender = Male
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Shango is one of the Loa descended from the Òrìshàs, a race of extra-dimensional beings still worshiped as a god by the Ifa Yoruba religion of [[Nigeria]], Santeria religion of the Caribbean and Candomble of [[Brazil]]. <br>
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Shangó is one of the [[Vodu|Òrìshàs]], a race of extra-dimensional beings still worshiped as a god by the Ifá Yorùbá religion of [[Nigeria]], Santeria religion of the Caribbean and Candomble of [[Brazil]]. <br>
   
In ancient times Shango founded the city of Ife ([[Nigeria]]) and was ruler of Oyo.{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}
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In ancient times Shangó founded the city of Ifé and was ruler of Oyo. (Both in today's [[Nigeria]]){{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}
   
In modern times, Shango fought alongside with thunder and sun deities from other pantheons against [[Atum (Earth-616)|Demogorge]], but was consumed by him. He and his fellows were rescued by the [[Asgardian]] thunder god [[Thor Odinson (Earth-616)|Thor]].{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}{{r|Thor Annual Vol 1 10}}
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In modern times, Shangó fought alongside with thunder and sun deities from other pantheons against [[Atum (Earth-616)|Demogorge]], but was consumed by him. He and his fellows were rescued by the [[Asgardian]] thunder god [[Thor Odinson (Earth-616)|Thor]].{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}{{r|Thor Annual Vol 1 10}}
   
 
Shangó alongside with other Òrìshàs is the patron of the Cuban-American vigilante group [[Santerians (Earth-616)|The Santerians]]. He gave [[Chango (Santerians)|Chango]] the power to generate electricity.{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}{{r|Daredevil Father Vol 1}}
 
Shangó alongside with other Òrìshàs is the patron of the Cuban-American vigilante group [[Santerians (Earth-616)|The Santerians]]. He gave [[Chango (Santerians)|Chango]] the power to generate electricity.{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}{{r|Daredevil Father Vol 1}}
   
| Powers = '''Powers:''' Shango is a diviner and can predict the future. He is a dispenser and defender of justice <br>
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| Powers =
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* Shangó is a diviner and can predict the future. He is a dispenser and defender of justice<!-- Here we would need a reference, because Orunmilla, Obatala and Yemoja are the gods of Ifá oracle [Jrkh] --> <br>
   
 
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'''Abilities:''' Shango can expand his size infinitely at will. <br>
 
 
'''Equipment:''' Shango wields an axe, and is the counterpart to Thor <br>
 
'''Transportation:''' No known transportation. <br>
 
'''Weapons:''' The Axe, and the Thunderbolt <br>
 
 
| Abilities =
 
| Abilities =
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* Formidable hand-to-hand combatant.{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}
 
| Strength =
 
| Strength =
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* Shangó is able to lift about 50 tons.{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}
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| Weaknesses =
 
| Weaknesses =
   
 
| Equipment =
 
| Equipment =
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* '''[[Ofo Rod]]''': Protects him from physical damage on Earth. Blessed by [[Gaea (Earth-616)|Gaea]].{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}
 
| Transportation =
 
| Transportation =
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* '''Black Storm Clouds'''{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}
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| Weapons =
 
| Weapons =
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* '''[[Oshé]]''': Mystical double-headed axe to summon thunder and lightning. Equivalent to [[Thor Odinson (Earth-616)|Thor]]'s hammer [[Mjolnir]].{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}
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* '''[[Hunga Munga]]''': 'Throwing irons capable of piercing nearly any substance.'{{r|Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica Vol 1 1}}
   
 
| Notes =
 
| Notes =
* Shango has also appeared in the [[DCDP: Shango (New Earth)|DC Universe]]. ([[DCDP: Firestorm Vol 2 95|Firestorm #95]])
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* Shangó has also appeared in the [[DCDP: Shango (New Earth)|DC Universe]]. ([[DCDP: Firestorm Vol 2 95|Firestorm #95]])
 
| Trivia =
 
| Trivia =
 
* His name is pronounced 'shahn-GO'.<ref>Joba Molei Anderson (2010). 'The Horsemen: Divine Intervention #1'. Griot Enterprises.</ref>
 
* His name is pronounced 'shahn-GO'.<ref>Joba Molei Anderson (2010). 'The Horsemen: Divine Intervention #1'. Griot Enterprises.</ref>
* In religious tradition Shango's personality is hot-tempered, quick to anger and stands for the hard controllable ascepts of male passion and power.
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* In religious tradition Shangó's personality is hot-tempered, quick to anger and stands for the uncontrollable ascepts of male passion and power.
 
* Traditionally Shango's colors are red and white.
 
* Traditionally Shango's colors are red and white.
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* Apart from his position as thundergod Shangó appears as Òrìshà of fire and of family (latter due to the fact that he has married three wives: Oya, [[Ezili (Earth-616)|Oshun]] and Oba).
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** Due to the dynamic transformative nature of the Òrìshà and Shangó's duty as patron of every eletric based thing or process, he appears as Òrìshà of the internet nowadays.<ref>Manfred Kremser (2001). 'Shangó-Transformationen: Vom traditionellen Donnergott der Yoruba zum digitalen Blitzgewitter im Cyberspace' [German: 'Transformations of Shangó: From Traditional Yoruba Thundergod to the Digital Flashlightning in Cyberspace']. Habilitation Treatise, University of Vienna.</ref>
   
 
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Revision as of 09:41, February 17, 2014



Shangó is one of the Òrìshàs, a race of extra-dimensional beings still worshiped as a god by the Ifá Yorùbá religion of Nigeria, Santeria religion of the Caribbean and Candomble of Brazil.

In ancient times Shangó founded the city of Ifé and was ruler of Oyo. (Both in today's Nigeria)[1]

In modern times, Shangó fought alongside with thunder and sun deities from other pantheons against Demogorge, but was consumed by him. He and his fellows were rescued by the Asgardian thunder god Thor.[1][2]

Shangó alongside with other Òrìshàs is the patron of the Cuban-American vigilante group The Santerians. He gave Chango the power to generate electricity.[1][3]

Powers

  • Shangó is a diviner and can predict the future. He is a dispenser and defender of justice

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Abilities

  • Formidable hand-to-hand combatant.[1]

Strength level

  • Shangó is able to lift about 50 tons.[1]


Equipment

  • Ofo Rod: Protects him from physical damage on Earth. Blessed by Gaea.[1]

Transportation

  • Black Storm Clouds[1]

Weapons

  • Oshé: Mystical double-headed axe to summon thunder and lightning. Equivalent to Thor's hammer Mjolnir.[1]
  • Hunga Munga: 'Throwing irons capable of piercing nearly any substance.'[1]
  • His name is pronounced 'shahn-GO'.[4]
  • In religious tradition Shangó's personality is hot-tempered, quick to anger and stands for the uncontrollable ascepts of male passion and power.
  • Traditionally Shango's colors are red and white.
  • Apart from his position as thundergod Shangó appears as Òrìshà of fire and of family (latter due to the fact that he has married three wives: Oya, Oshun and Oba).
    • Due to the dynamic transformative nature of the Òrìshà and Shangó's duty as patron of every eletric based thing or process, he appears as Òrìshà of the internet nowadays.[5]

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1
  2. Thor Annual #10
  3. Daredevil Father Vol 1
  4. Joba Molei Anderson (2010). 'The Horsemen: Divine Intervention #1'. Griot Enterprises.
  5. Manfred Kremser (2001). 'Shangó-Transformationen: Vom traditionellen Donnergott der Yoruba zum digitalen Blitzgewitter im Cyberspace' [German: 'Transformations of Shangó: From Traditional Yoruba Thundergod to the Digital Flashlightning in Cyberspace']. Habilitation Treatise, University of Vienna.
  6. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 14



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