The mãe or pai de Santo presiding over the ritual of the Águas de Oxalá performs various acts. The ritual is used as an act of penitence of the entire community of the faithful of the terreiro.Mãe e pai de santo, presidindo ao ritual das Águas de Oxalá, executam vários atos. O ritual é usado como um ato de penitência de toda a comunidade do terreiro.
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