Brazil possesses an array of Afro-Brazilian religions that  are syncretic in nature. Candomblé, Umbanda, and Quimbanda are a few of those traditions with roots in Africa. During the Portuguese colonization of Brazil, the Catholic church attempted to covert enslaved Africans, however they managed to maintain their beliefs and traditions by hiding them in Roman Catholic symbolism, outwardly practicing Catholicism but secretly praying to their own deities.  They are oral traditions without holy texts, passed down to future generations creating in Brazil an amalgam of various traditions.

Sou fascinado pelo sincretismo das religiões no Brasil … especificamente, a formação de religiões Afro-Brasileiras (Candomblé, Umbanda, Quimbanda, e etc.) que surgiram da tentativa da Igreja Católica em converter Africanos escravizados durante a colonização Portuguesa, que resultou em uma mistura de práticas de tradições Africanas, povos Indígenas e a Igreja Católica Romana. 
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