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YEMAYA
Also known as YEMANJA, YEMONJA, YEMAYAH, YEMOWO, YEMOJA, YEMOWO, YEMBO, IAMANJIE

The Mother of Water and Childbirth

Her stylish blue and crystal skirts billow in wave-like motions. One of the ORISHAS, she is a sensuous, slow-moving figure, just like the water she represents. Very calm and soothing for birthing situations. But she has a curious aversion to salt — so she will float over the ocean but not in it.

YEMAYA is also a Moon Goddess and the number seven has special significance for her.

We don't like to gossip, but her husband OBATALA has a shady past — he created mankind under less than reputable circumstances. Still, that's all water under the bridge now.

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Article last updated on 19 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT YEMAYA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : YEMAYA
Area or people : Yoruba, Nigeria
Location : Africa
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : YEMANJA, YEMONJA, YEMAYAH, YEMOWO, YEMOJA, YEMOWO, YEMBO, IAMANJIE
Popularity index : 3008

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