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A dark wood piece with a double back-to-back face on one end that has two triangular protrusions around the face and pointing upward. The stem of the handle has a horizontal triangular pattern all around surrounded by horizontal lines, four on the top and three on the bottom. Near the bottom, there is a circular rim with a loop at the end.

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Shango dance wand. A dual personality known as a dancer and the energy of thunder, Shango originally took the form of a despotic human general. He is also known as the divinity of thunder and lightning. Shango is historically a royal ancestor of the Yoruba and was the third king of the Oyo Kingdom before his posthumous deification. This orixá is the centrepiece of the Lukumí religion of the Caribbean and is called Olokun mi ("my dear one"), as he represents the Oyo people of west Africa, the symbolic ancestors of all adherents of the faith.

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