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Ferminita Gómez

Ferminita Gómez

According to Alfredo Calvo, Ferminita Gómez made approximately 60 Ochas in her lifetime, many of them with Ma Moncerrate as the Oriate. When he met her, she was already an old woman and he a young child. It was foretold in many itas that he would be the person to carry on the traditions of her house. In addition to teaching him about the religion, she also taught him to read. She put Agayu directly to his head, saying the Orisha of the volcanoes would either kill him or save him. He has since crowned many godchildren directly with Agayu.