Vodun F.A.Q.: Do I Have to Be Initiated to Practice An ATR?

Initiation is very important in most African traditional religions.  You may worship whichever deities you like, so long as you do so respectfully, but it is important to understand that Vodun and other African and diaspora belief systems are alive and have actual communities practicing in unbroken lines for over 10,000 years.  They have actual communities of followers keeping aeons old traditions.  It may not look as organized as Christianity, Judaism, or Islam, and our …

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Yemaya

Other names/spellings: Nana Buruku, Yemanja, Iemanja, Yemalla, Iemaia, Yemoja, La Sirene, Mommi Sacred number: 7 Sacred colors: blue and white, aqua and white, translucent/transparent blue or aqua and white Domain: the sea, water, all life on Earth, motherhood/reproduction, cell division, currents Symbols: anchor, mermaids, fish, generally things associated with the sea Yemaya is the mother of all life on Earth.  All life came from the water and requires water to live. She appears to human …

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