- Attributes: Goddess of the Ocean, flowing waters, new year, family and fertility
- Symbols: Fish, blue colour, shells, crescent moon, number 7
- Place: Africa
|Ilustração de Yemanjá|
One of her myths states that she is the daughter of Obatalá, the creator of the world. She had a child named Orungã with her brother, Aganju. When Orungã was a teenager he rebelled against his father and violently raped his mother. When he tried to rape her for the second time she escaped to a top of a mountain and cursed him until he was dead.
From the top of the mountain, Yemanjá cried and decided to take away her own life. During her death, her tears flooded the Earth and created the 7 seas. Obafulom e Lyaa, the first human beings, were born from her bones. They say Yemanjá left a gift for human kind: a shell in wich her voice can be listened whenever we put it close to our ear.
Yemanjá is also known as Yemaya, Yemana, Yemoja, Janaína e Mother of the Waters. The origin of her name comes from the African expression "Yeye omo eja" which means "Mother of the fishes", the "one that protects their children".
Yemanjá's teachingsSometimes she is seen as a mermaid or as a beautiful woman standing on a rock in the middle of the ocean. She is the Goddess of comfort, protection, and inspiration. She bears an unconditional love for children.
This Goddess reminds us that we can handle the worst of the situations because, just like the waves in the sea, our lives are in constant changes. We should never go against the flow. Instead, we must learn how to sail through it.
There are no rules or ready-to-use recipes to summon any Goddess in Wicca. The summoning rite comes from within the self. When we study each Goddesses' myth and symbols we can have suggested some ways to summoning them.There is no better way to summon and honour Yemanjá rather than celebrating the life she gave us. To summon her you can user mirrors in your home, blue adorns and clothes, sea themed stuff, etc.
In Brazil is common to go the beach on January 1st to make her offerings. People throw some small crafted boats with candles and flowers asking the Goddess to take their problems away and to bring good luck. You can also jump seven waves to ask the Goddess strength to overcome any obstacle in your life.
|Goddes Tarot by Kris Waldherr - Yemana|
Yemana, the Santeria Goddess of the ocean, is often called upon to provide rain: water that brings forth life and nurtures the earth, like the waters of the womb. She symbolizes the divine balance between heaven and earth.
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