Yemaya (Yemoja, Iemanja) is a Yoruban creation goddess, the mother of the seven seas. She is often depicted as a mermaid, and is associated with the moon, ocean, and feminine mysteries. She is the protectress of women and rules the subconscious and creative endeavors. She governs everything pertaining women; childbirth, conception, parenting, child safety, love, and healing. She oversees deep secrets, ancient wisdom, the moon, salt water, sea shells, and the collective unconscious. According to myth, she originated in Egypt as the goddess Isis, and is said that Nubian slaves who returned to different parts of Africa may have renamed Isis under the new name Yemaya. She gave birth to the 14 Yoruban goddesses and gods. When her uterine broke, it caused a great flood creating the oceans. The first mortal humans were created from her womb.

Yemaya (Yemoja, Iemanja) is a Yoruban creation goddess, the mother of the seven seas. She is often depicted as a mermaid, and is associated with the moon, ocean, and feminine mysteries. She is the protectress of women and rules the subconscious and creative endeavors. She governs everything pertaining women; childbirth, conception, parenting, child safety, love, and healing. She oversees deep secrets, ancient wisdom, the moon, salt water, sea shells, and the collective unconscious. According to myth, she originated in Egypt as the goddess Isis, and is said that Nubian slaves who returned to different parts of Africa may have renamed Isis under the new name Yemaya. She gave birth to the 14 Yoruban goddesses and gods. When her uterine broke, it caused a great flood creating the oceans. The first mortal humans were created from her womb.

(Source: fuckyeahpaganism)

Posted 1 year ago with 785 notes
Tags: goddess  yoruban  hoodoo  voodoo  witchcraft  mythology  pagan  wicca  
View Notes
  1. chimirigue reblogged this from blackgoatboy and added:
    Yemaya (Yemoja, Iemanja) is a Yoruban creation goddess, the mother of the seven seas. She is often depicted as a...
  2. ialvarez5555 reblogged this from magia-afro-latino
  3. jai-court reblogged this from migzzyworld
  4. what-you-really-mean-to-me reblogged this from fuckyeahpaganism
  5. selfish-ghost reblogged this from fuckyeahpaganism
  6. littlenativechild reblogged this from fuckyeahpaganism
  7. lalaloveslyrics reblogged this from uptownascension
  8. uptownascension reblogged this from mahsiah
  9. tenebris-pulcritudina reblogged this from absynthe-faerie
  10. mahsiah reblogged this from fuckyeahpaganism
  11. dirtybrokebeautifulnfree reblogged this from fuckyeahpaganism
  12. afucqu reblogged this from little-l0tus
  13. thatpunkrockfandomchick reblogged this from fuckyeahpaganism
  14. old-yellow-mermaids reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch
  15. kiyoshixoxo reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch
  16. vice365 reblogged this from universoullove
  17. tasteforlostsouls reblogged this from universoullove
  18. kill-la-killin-me reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch
  19. absynthe-faerie reblogged this from bruised-sugar
  20. phoebebuffayyy reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch
  21. ishayashelton reblogged this from universoullove
  22. czar-face reblogged this from universoullove
  23. aaronalone reblogged this from universoullove
  24. stars-of-oblivion reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch
  25. bruised-sugar reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch
  26. citrinewolf reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch
  27. poizenmushrooms reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch
  28. gl0ria reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch
  29. overlyczarcastic reblogged this from nyctophilicwitch