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Seven Heavens: the live cult of Queen María Lionza

María Lionza is a religious figure who unites indigenous, Africans and Europeans in Venezuela

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Siete Cielos: María Lionza Mito Vivo. Video: OjosIlegales, Venezuela

Seven Heavens: The Venezuelan Cult of Queen Maria Lionza. A video short by LAB partner Ojos Ilegales, featured in the photo journal Cuarto Oscuro. The cult is the expression of Venezuela’s three historical ethnic groupings, indigenous indian, white Spanish and African, and the different religious beliefs of each. Maria Lionza is revered as a goddess of nature, love, peace and harmony.

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