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There was very little comparison between the catholic image Virgen De Las Mercedes and the Yoruba character Obatala.
Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (Our Lady of Mercy in English) was a Spanish frigate which was sunk by the British off the south coast of Portugal on 5 October 1804 during the Battle of Cape Santa Maria. Odyssey Marine Exploration claim to have discovered the vessel and recovered its treasure in 2007 resulting in a legal challenge from Spain. Odyssey claim to have recovered "over 500,000 silver coins weighing more than 17 short tons (15 t), hundreds of gold coins, worked gold, and other artifacts, it is believed that this recovery constitutes the largest collection of coins ever excavated (actually ruled as an expoliation) from a deep-ocean site.
Who is also called Heavenly Hosts General, Women Dressed in the Sun and the Queen of Peace.
The African slaves depict these two by some elements, the color white, purity, supremacy, creation, the forces of the sun, and peace among others
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