DescriptionA Major Orisha. Ochosi is the divine hunter. He is the orisha that also lives in the forest and is always accompanied by Elegua and Ogun. Ochosi also know as Oxossi, Ode Mata, is a well known magician. Ochosi has great knowledge and usage of all the herbs known in the forest. His implements are a bow and arrow that he constantly has with him in which he uses for his hunt.Ochosi is also the orisha of justice. Justice for the reason that he is always hunting righteousness. All law enforcement individuals are said to be under his protection and guidance.His role as an often solitary figure in the wilderness lends him another role as a shaman. Oshossi is connected with all hunter cultures as well as the caboclos in Brazil know as the spirits of the native American dead, as well as the nature spirits of the forest. Oshosi is most important to the people of Brazil in Candomblé (a Latin American religion derived from the traditional spiritual practises of the Yoruba people of West Africa), as the Amazon Rainforest brings this element in Candomblé more than it is found in its cousins, the island religions of Cuban Santeria and Haitian Voudoun.