Yemaya is very moody and protective. Since nothing can resist water she is also respected for her strength. Yemaya drowns those who hurt her children. Besides the fish, peacocks with their beautiful blue iridescent feathers and ducks also represent Yemaya .
Likewise, how do you greet Yemaya ? Both spells involve sealing a fish’s mouth. If someone walks into the ocean waves to greet Yemaya , that person should step into the water sideways with her/his left side pointing towards the waters. This action shows Yemaya that the person respects the orisha’s power and strength.
She’s associated with the numbers seven and ten, the colors blue and white, pearls, silver, conch shells, and doves. Offerings for her include molasses, coconut cakes, white flowers, and watermelon. For practicing witches, Yemaya has a fierce, nurturing, gentle energy often associated with the moon and sorcery.
Symbol. river stones, cowrie shells, fans, cutlass, fish, multi-stranded crystal clear water-like beaded necklace, white cloth, indigo cloth, wood carvings of a stately nursing mother carried on the heads of devotees, mermaids. Day . 2 February. 31 December.
Nigeria. Ṣàngó is viewed as the most powerful and feared of the orisha pantheon. He casts a “thunderstone” to earth, which creates thunder and lightning, to anyone who offends him.
Yemaya is the orisha of the surface of the ocean. She is the other half of Olokun , sometimes a sister and sometimes a wife (sometimes, both deities are androgynous). While Olokun is the Keeper of Secrets and rules over the depths of the ocean, Yemaya presides over the surface waters.
Olokun (Yoruba: Olóòkun) is an orisha spirit in Yoruba religion. Olokun is believed to be the parent of Aje, the orisha of great wealth and of the bottom of the ocean. Olokun is revered as the ruler of all bodies of water and for the authority over other water deities.
Practitioners of both Santería and other Afro-Cuban religions are called creyente (“believers”). A non- initiate , including those who may attend public Santería ceremonies, is referred to as an aleyo (“stranger”); these non-initiates make up the majority of people who participate in the religion.
Shango is said to have played bata drums to summon storms; they continue to be used by his devotees for that purpose. 5 дней назад
Another common initiation is the intitiation into the Seven African Powers (Elegua, Obatala, Oggun, Chango, Yemaya, Oshun, and Orunmilla).
Oshun , also spelled Osun, an orisha (deity) of the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria. She is considered one of the most powerful of all orishas, and, like other gods, she possesses human attributes such as vanity, jealousy, and spite. Several myths exist concerning Oshun and her significance as a Yoruba deity.
The traits of the orisha are documented through oral tradition. Aganju . Ajaka. Ayangalu (The patron deity of drummers) Ayra (Ara in the Yoruba language) Babalu Aye (Obaluaye in the Yoruba language) Egungun (The patron deity of the sainted dead) Erinle. Eshu .
Mami Wata ( Mammy Water) is a water spirit venerated in West, Central, and Southern Africa, and in the African diaspora in the Americas. Mami Wata spirits are usually female, but are sometimes male. Names.
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|Cuba||Yemanya (or Yemaya ; becoming popularly identified with the spirit)|
Oya’s feast day is on February 2nd and another I found listed November 25th.
Elegua (Yoruba: Èṣù-Ẹlẹ́gbára, also spelled Eleggua ; known as Eleguá in Latin America and Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands) is an Orisha, a deity of roads in the religions of Santeria (Santería), Umbanda, Quimbanda, and Candomblé.