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Goddess: Oya (Yoruba) :  Oya is the Yoruba warrior-goddess of fire, wind, magic, fertility, and other chaotic, electrifying phenomena.    She's also the goddess of the Niger river, and she wears a lot of red!    She is not a goddess in quite the same sense as a Greco-Roman deity, but is an "orisha," an elemental spirit.

Oya is the Yoruba warrior-goddess of fire, wind, magic, fertility, and other chaotic, electrifying phenomena. She's also the goddess of the Niger river, and she wears a lot of red! She is not a goddess in quite the same sense as a Greco-Roman deity, but is an "orisha," an elemental spirit.

Unusual Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa) Yoruba People, Nigeria circa 1940 diameter: approximately 47cm, height: 4.5cm (at its highest) This visually striking divination board (Opon Ifa) is circular in shape and carved with four alternating faces and figures about its edge. Traces of pigments highlight various aspects of the carving . The centre of the  … Read more

Unusual Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa) Yoruba People, Nigeria circa 1940 diameter: approximately 47cm, height: 4.5cm (at its highest) This visually striking divination board (Opon Ifa) is circular in shape and carved with four alternating faces and figures about its edge. Traces of pigments highlight various aspects of the carving . The centre of the … Read more

PATRICK DOUGHER

This work has an unintended theme which is the celebration of the noble beauty and divine spiritual nature of people of African descent.

El iyawó en la religión yoruba es un creyente recién iniciado, se considera que acaba de nacer a una nueva vida religiosa. Este nacimiento trae consigo que el Iyawó, tal como un niño cuando nace, aprenda desde cero, se eduque y se adapte a nuevas enseñanzas, pero también deberá seguir ciertas reglas. Por tanto, el …  10 Reglas de vestuario de un Iyawó Leer más »

El iyawó en la religión yoruba es un creyente recién iniciado, se considera que acaba de nacer a una nueva vida religiosa. Este nacimiento trae consigo que el Iyawó, tal como un niño cuando nace, aprenda desde cero, se eduque y se adapte a nuevas enseñanzas, pero también deberá seguir ciertas reglas. Por tanto, el … 10 Reglas de vestuario de un Iyawó Leer más »

Poderoso Eleguá que con esta ofrenda nuestros caminos se abran y la prosperidad llegue a nosotros con su bendición. Descubre cómo en el post ⬇️ #orishas #religion #yoruba #religionyoruba #bendiciones #fe #maferefun #santeria #santeriacubana #cubanosporelmundo #eleggua

Poderoso Eleguá que con esta ofrenda nuestros caminos se abran y la prosperidad llegue a nosotros con su bendición. Descubre cómo en el post ⬇️ #orishas #religion #yoruba #religionyoruba #bendiciones #fe #maferefun #santeria #santeriacubana #cubanosporelmundo #eleggua

Oya’s themes are justice, tradition, zeal and femininity.  Her symbols are fire, water and the number 9.    A Yoruban mother Goddess and spirit of the river Niger, Oya flowers with us through the last day of January, strengthening our passion for and appreciation of life.

“Oya’s themes are justice, tradition, zeal and femininity. Her symbols are fire, water and the number 9. A Yoruban mother Goddess and spirit of the river Niger, Oya flowers with us thr…