Hunt, Forest, Warrior, Justice
|Member of Orisha|
|Other names||Oxossi, Ochosi, Ososi, Oxosi or Osawi|
|Venerated in||Yoruba religion, Dahomey mythology, Vodun, Santería, Candomblé, Haitian Vodou, Umbanda|
|Region||Nigeria, Benin, Brazil, Haiti|
|Ethnic group||Yoruba people|
Oxóssi is the spirit associated with the hunt, forests, animals, and wealth. He is spirit of meals, because it is he who provides food. He is associated with lightness, astuteness, wisdom, and craftiness in the hunt. He is the orixa of contemplation, loving the arts and beautiful things. He hunts with a bow and arrow (called an ofá), hunting for good influences and positive energies. Animals sacrificed to Oxóssi rituals are goat, cooked pig, and guinea fowl. The salutation of Oxóssi in the Candomblé tradition is "Okê, arô".
In Santería, Ochosí is syncretized with Saint Norbert. St. Hubert was also syncretized with Saint Hubert, the imagery of St. Hubert has a bow and arrow and a stag next to him which are symbols of Oshosi. Another Catholic saint syncretized with Oshosi in Santeria is Saint Sebastian who is depicted with his body is covered with arrows, another symbol of Oshosi.