DA SÉRIE CULTOS E MITOS AFRICANOS ORÍXÁS - YEMANJÁ "Deusa das Águas. Dentro do sincretismo passou a ser assimilada à Virgem Maria." (W.W. da Mata e Silva) Da pasta; Tradições, Mitologias, Ícones, Holismo.
Iemanjá (yemanjá), a Rainha do Mar, mãe de quase todos os orixás, é exaltada por negros e brancos. Iemanjá, possui vários nomes: sereia do mar, princesa do mar, rainha do mar, Inaé, Mucunã, Dandalunda, Janaína, Marabô, Princesa de Aiocá, Sereia, Maria, Dona Iemanjá; dependendo de cada região, mas sua origem vem da África. "A Iemanjá brasileira é resultado da miscigenação de elementos europeus, ameríndios e africanos".
Art by Tamara Natalie Madden
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Iemanja - (by ?) in Afro-Brazilian mythology 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.
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O mar, a sabedoria e o rio da doçura
My line: Fermina Gómez (Ocha Bi, timbelese Olodumare) was a priest of Yemaya and a child of the two waters (Ochun and Yemaya). She is credited with bringing the secrets of Olokun to Cuba from Africa. She is also known as the founder of one of the largest ramas or branches of the Lucumi/Santeria religion, the Egwado (named after her village in Africa). Ferminita was Madrina to Alfredo Calvo, her last surviving godchild. She lived to be 107. Her spiritual name, Ocha Bi, means "Ocha is here."