Candomble is the living, spiritist religion that originated with the Yoruba people of west-central Africa and is similar to Santeria in its worship of the Orixas, or Orishas. Orishas are "saints" or supernatural beings, such as "Eleggua", "Xango" ("Chango") and "Yemanya" - archetypes of sacred, powerful and pure energy. This Tarot deck is based on numerology, astrology and other branches of metaphysics. 25 cards representing the Orishas can be compared with the major arcana of traditional Tarot. The remaining 52 cards (or "minor arcana") are divided into four groups of 13 cards each, representing the four elements. Representing the magical thinking of ancient Africa, the Tarot of the Orishas is considered by many to be more powerful for magic and divination than the traditional Tarot. It deals with the fundamental energies of live human beings and emphasizes the role of symbols.