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The Sociedade São Jorge do Gantois, Terreiro do Gantois or Ilê Iyá Omin Axé Iyá Massê is known as the Alto do Gantois, 33, in the Federação neighborhood of Salvador, Bahia.
This is another great house of candomblé Gege-Nago, also born in the Casa Branca do Engenho Velho, it was founded by Maria Júlia da Conceição Nazareth in 1849.
The name Gantois (pronounced gantoá) originates in the hometown (Ghent, Belgium) of the owner of the land where the house of worship was built.