Oshosi (Yoruba: Ọ̀ṣọ́ọ̀sì, Portuguese: Oxóssi), is an Orisha of the Yoruba religion in West Africa and subsequently in Brazil. Oxóssi is the spirit associated with the hunt, forests, animals, and wealth. He is spirit of meals, because it is he who provides food. He is associated with lightness, astuteness, wisdom, and craftiness in the hunt. He is the orixa of contemplation, loving the arts and beautiful things.