The founding myth of Terreiro do Alaketu (Alaketu Yard), or Ilê Maroiá Láji, passed down through oral tradition, tells that it was founded more than three hundred years ago by an African, Otampê Ojaró, a member of the Ketu royal family.
Is an important centre of the Congo-Angola (or simply Angola) Nation Afro-Brazilian cult, located in the city of Salvador, Bahia.
In 1986, Terreiro Casa Branca (White House Yard) or Ilê Axé Iyá Nassô Oká was the first Afro-Brazilian cult terreiro recognized as a national heritage. Located at 463 Vasco da Gama Avenue, in the neighbourhood of Engenho Velho, Salvador, Bahia, the terreiro occupies an area of approximately 6800m2,
Candomblé is one of the Afro-Brazilian religions practiced in Brazil. It arrived with the West African slave trade, more precisely through enslaved African priests, between 1549 and 1888, who continued to respect their Gods and spread their cultures in this land.
Cited by Jorge Amado, sung by Caymmi, portrayed by Carybé, Terreiro do Gantois, or Ilê Axé Iyá Omin Iyamassê, is the most famous and one of the most important terreiros (yards) in the country.