Odara and the Sword of Iansan.

OdaraOdara first appeared in the series in a flashback of Eva, in episode 1, presenting Eve with the powerful Sword of Iansã. What do you know about this character? So far, it is of Yoruba origin, by reference to the orixá Iansan, and that she was in Quilombo dos Palmares.

After formulating the character, based on the movie Quilombo, by Cacá Diegues, and posted the first full episode on the site, I discovered that most of the residents of Quilombo dos Palmares were blacks of Bantu origin, not Yoruba. The very word quilombo would be of Bantu origin. Here is the reference to the historical deception in the series.

Will Odara appear again? Wait.

 

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