Yoruba, Yemaya/Yemoja


Yemanja is an orisha, originally of the Yoruba religion, who has become prominent in many Afro-American religions. Africans, from what is now called Yorubaland, brought Yemaya/Yemoja and a host of other deities/energy forces in nature with them when they were brought to the shores of the Americas as captives. She is the ocean, the essence of motherhood, and a fierce protector of children.

Yemaja is said to be the mother of all orisha. She also is the spirit of water, and her favorite number is 7.

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