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Also known as OSUN

Sweet Goddess of Love, Creativity and Sensuality

Known as the goddess of the sweet waters, she is the protective deity of the River Oshun. But that's just the beginning as she's another Yoruba deity with many different aspects to her character. She can turn from curing the sick and promoting fertility to being the Goddess of Luxurious Love.

OSHUN delights in the pleasures of the senses and blesses all forms of intimacy. She also loves artistry, whether in the kitchen, the studio, the garden or the bedroom. Known as the Modest One, she's wonderfully delicate and bashful — when she's not consorting with SHANGO, that is.

She also does divination with shells and loves to decorate herself with beautiful beads and such. She is her very own fashion show.

OSHUN has her very own freshwater river, whose gentle twists and turns symbolize the sensual movements of her very female self. She's very popular with modern pagans, and no wonder. We're quite keen on her ourselves.

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Article last updated on 10 May 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : OSHUN
Area or people : Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin
Location : Africa
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GREAT, really beneficial
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : OSUN
Popularity index : 3010

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