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Oya Yansa

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Oya Yansa

Oya-Yansa Honor toward the children of this Orisha, Oya-Yansa The Market Place. To begin on this journey of words to describe Oya, a person must first understand the meaning and definition of the words that describe this force this energy of life and death. It’s greatest ability the power of Change/Transformation. To name something is to box it, labelize, to put confines on a concept. Humans use this process of labeling to better associate things for reference in the future. The definition or label of Oya translates to the Market Place. In Yoruba legends, Oya is the secretary of Olofin, the “Law...

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Learning Wisdom Blog Yemaya mother of fish, yoruban goddess of the world

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Learning Wisdom Blog  Yemaya mother of fish, yoruban goddess of the world

Yemaya is a deity of great importance in the community, first she is a giving mother of immense abundance. Yemaya is beautiful in appearance with a strong character.  One of the concepts she inspires in me as I recall her image, my Idea of this deity is “A WOMAN’S WORTH” “A FEMINIST” a woman that strongly believes she can do for herself, With the notion of “if my counterpart is not providing for me, I will do for myself and us. This is learned in the odu teaching.  She teaches the lesson’ I can do anything a man can! I achieve things...

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Osain Lord of flora, Osainyin

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The Legend of Osain. Osain is the orisa of flora and fauna, his ashe is nature, in plants, phases of the moon, and the constellations. his most important role is the continuation of the trees, plants that live on the surface of the earth, and that includes the alges of the oceans and rivers.  The legend of osain tells that after olodumare created all the orisa’s and the nine heavens, the plants and earth. he observed that something sprouted out from the ground and a vine emerged that continued to grow and explan. with this new growth other greens plants...

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