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Erinle, also known as Inle, is an Orisha in the Yoruba religion of West Africa. According to the patakis or stories of the faith of the Lukumi derivative of the religion, he is a hunter. As a spirit of abundance, he is believed to serve as both a healer and the patron of gay people. He is said to live in the forest with his brothers Ogun, Ochossi and Osanyin for part of the time. The rest is spent in the farm with Orisha Oko. Usually depicted as being associated with both Yemaya and Otin, he has also been shown to co-habit with Ochun in her river. Finally, he is regarded as the patron and spiritual guardian of Ilobu.


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