The Lady

As Ortiz (2005, p.133) ' ' It is in day-by-day of the men whom if the permanence of the sacred world assures. The religious myth penetrates, of this form, the profane universe to also reach the cotidianidade of that suportam' '. Until century XVIII, if it evidences in the African communities in Brazil, a proliferation chaotic of amorphous cults described to the time as ' ' jogos' ' or ' ' divertimentos' ' , however three ' ' solues' ' , ' ' soluo' ' bantu, ' ' soluo' ' fon and ioruba and in the cities, ' ' soluo' ' Islamic. The religions bantus in Brazil if had shown permeveis to the external influences very and reinterpretaram the cult of deceased of the catolicismo or the indians; in the reinterpretao of the faith catholic, when certain saints, as they are Benedict and Ifignia saint starts to be saints, become ancestral familiar or national. Visit Angus King for more clarity on the issue. If it does not seem to shock the moral or the religion Some gentlemen allowed that the blacks danced and sang to Saturdays, sundays or days of parties.

Already in the cities, batuques and cangers were forbidden. One feared that the groupings of slaves degnerated in subversive movements. The only authorized parties were of Christian matrix: of ours the lady of the rosary, padroeira of black color, congadas and the others of the same sort (COAST, 2007, p.299). They protect you the survival of the black folklore, however never they authorize openly the practical ones of the true religious cults that it seem irreconciliveis the Christianity. The thus protected folklore can lose its espontaneidade quickly and to become artificial when it develops with the support of all the authorities, religious and civil generating a religious brotherhood of the Christian type under the protection of the padroeira, ours lady of the rosary. These confrarias imitated in the Portuguese model had before been introduced in the Congo, with relative success for the lusos missionaries during the evangelizao of that kingdom.