Feast Day is 31 December. Also 22 June, 7 September and 26 October.
West African, Brazilian and Afro-Caribbean goddess Yemaya is Mother
Water, orisha of the oceans. She represents mother love and the affairs of
women - fertility, children, birthing, the home and family. She is the
merciful goddess of creation and protector of women during conception and
childbirth, and of children during their childhood. She is the deep
ocean of comfort for those in need.
African deities (orishas) are usually represented by flowing, swirling
images of colour and movement, depicting the elemental energies rather than
an anthropomorphised image. Yemaya's energy is depicted with sky blue,
white and silver swirling colour. In other images, she is a mermaid or a
Yemaya brings forth and protects life through all the highs and lows,
even during the worst atrocities that can be suffered. She reminds women to
take time out for themselves, to nurture their own needs and to respect
their deserved position in life.
To find out more about Yemaya - her history and how her energy applies
to you as a modern woman - you may join the innergoddess group (free) and
receive a goddess message by email every Monday via Yahoo Groups. Your
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