Olokun

Olokun is one of the most controversial Orishas in the current pantheon.  Some say he’s male, and some say she’s female, and others both.  It depends on the place and the local traditions.  Some say that he/she and Yemaya are one in the same, some that they are brother and sister, and some that they are husband and wife. So most of what I’m going to write here is going to be from my family …

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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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