One of the most celebrated supernatural entities in Brazilian culture is Saint George AKA São Jorge, Ogum or Oxossi in Brazil and Sant Jordi in Catalonia.
The guy is not even a saint anymore, but in his day (23 of April) the chap is celebrated in many places around the globe (yes, the globe IS round).
He is at the same time the patron saint of cavalry and police, but he is also patron saint criminals and drug dealers; in some parts of Brazil he is Ogum, in others he is Oxossi; some says he is Turkish, others say he is Palestinian, but now we discovered that yet others say that in reality he is Egyptian!
Confused? Popular culture is confusing ! ...
...To know more about this guy that inspires so many beautiful songs and tales, check out ALL the shows we made about him in the last 10 years, in English or in Spanish
CAS 221 |Oldie Hail George
Hail George! Who was St George? How did he start killing dragons? When did he and the afro-Brazilian deity "Ogun" become one? How on earth did he end up on the moon?? Find out in this special episode of the CAIPIRINHA APPRECIATION SOCIETY.
CAS 301 | Salve Jorge
Salve Jorge!The 23rd of April is Saint George's day, reveered in Brazil by Catholics and Afro-religion believers alike. The Caipirinha Appreciation Society show has already dedicated an entire episode to this story, but since it is that time of the year again, here are a few more songs influenced by the myth of the warrior saint.If you want to hear the warrior saint's biography in more detail, listen to our first "CAS Hail George"
CAS 406 | Ogum and Oxossi
Hail Ogun! Hail Oxossi!
A killer selection of songs traditional and modern about two African-Brazilian incarnations of Saint George: the orishas Ogun and Oxossi. Brought to you by the Caipirinha Appreciation Society podcast.
Caipirinha Libre 67 | Salve Jordi|
¿Conoces el mito de St Jordi -- lo de los dragones y flores y donzelas? ¿Sabías que el patrono de Catalunya tiene miles de devotos en tierras tropicales? ¡Pues que te invitamos a celebrar este insólito encuentro à la brasileña! Con mucha música, cultura y buena vibra.