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"The wondrous forces of the Orisha in kingdoms of the Olmec."Around 4,000 years ago, the Olmec rose and flourished in Mexico. The mysterious ascension of this civilization occurred in the Veracruz region characterized by ridges, hills, and volcanoes in the likeness of Aganjú-the Orisha of Volcanoes. The dynastic kings commissioned artisans to carve their faces into volcanic stone weighing 20 tons or more. Their colossal portraits and altars were carved with the sacred symbols of the jaguar, turtle, and lightning in the fashion of Shango-the Orisha of Lightning. The jaguar-eagle warriors enforced the laws of Olmec provinces carrying out the same duties of Ochosi-the Orisha of Law and Justice. In the Way of the Orisha, the Olmec religion emphasized ancestral veneration, the cosmos, interaction between humans and deities, divination, and a priesthood to preside over the sacred traditions. Behold, the marvels of the Orishas in the powerful civilization of the ancient Olmec.