'After making the decision to become initiated, the members have to work on their new personality, whose basic characteristics they find in the mythological stories told by the leaders of their terrieros. They are believed to embody and act as their orixás through their newly acguired personality, manners and identity.'

Marta Cuesta. Flowers to the Ocean. A study of everyday practices, rituals and identity in Candomblé, Lunds University Press, 1997