Candomblé Ketu

Candomblé Ketu (or Queto in Portuguese) is the largest and most influential branch (nation) of Candomblé, a religion practiced in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. Its liturgical language, known as Iorubá or Nagô, is a dialect of Yoruba.


  • History 1
  • Pantheon 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Queto is a system of beliefs that merges the Roman Catholic Church among ethnic Yoruba slaves; the Order of Our Lady of the Good Death (Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte), for women, and the Order of Our Lord of the Martyrdom (Nosso Senhor dos Martírios), for men.


See also


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External links

  • :: Todo lo que siempre quiso saber sobre la Santeria
  • :: Everything you wanted to know about Santeria
  • Candomblé Ketu
  • Ilê Opó Afonjá, a major Ketu house in Salvador
  • Ama, A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade