Papa Ghede is the eternal figure in black, controlling the eternal crossroads at which everyone must someday cross over. His symbol is the cross upon a tomb. Ghede is sort of to the underworld or afterlife what Legba is to life-- he who controls access. Ghede controls access to everything in the afterlife. He is considered the good counterpart to Baron Samedi. If a child is dying, Papa Ghede is prayed to. And then he will protect the little ones.
OYA African goddess Oya is a Goddess of Storms. She represents feminine leadership - invoke Oya when you are in need of strength in your quest for leadership and authority. MANTRA * Strength GEMSTONES * Garnet, bloodstone, tourmaline, smoky quartz (red stones) AFFIRMATIONS * I trust the Universe to provide * It’s OK to release my anger * There are rainbows in every rainfall * My new life path reveals itself to me * I relinquish destructive influences * I welcome Oy...