Showing posts with label Yoruban Goddess. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yoruban Goddess. Show all posts

Goddess Oshun

 


Yoruba goddess of pleasure, Oshun.

Oshun's worship traveled from West Africa to the New World, where Santerian traditions commemorate her.

She is in charge of all bodies of water as well as all sensuous activities.

Oshun, the patroness of ladies and Witches, is hedonistic in nature, participating in any action that promotes joy and pleasure.

She considers jewelry, fragrances, dance, and seashells to be sacrosanct.

Oshun is shown as a dark-skinned lady with wide hips in most depictions.

Oba and Oya make a triad with her.


~Kiran Atma


Goddess Oya

 



Oya: Weather goddess of the Yorubas.

Depending on her mood, Oya is the embodiment of wind and storms, ranging from calm breezes to hurricanes.

She is a staunch advocate for women's rights in the face of war and poverty.

She is the goddess of transformation and change, and she is often shown wielding a sword or machete to sever the past and create room for the future.

Oya is also a goddess of commerce, bringing prosperity and success to markets and retail establishments.


~Kiran Atma


Goddess Oba

 



Oba: River goddess in Yoruba.

Oba is a West African goddess who is mostly revered in Nigeria, but also in Santerian and Yoruba New World traditions.

With Oshun and Oya, she forms a trio.

Oba is the force of flowing water, symbolizing the inevitability of time and existence, as well as energy mobility.

She is the obedient woman who, even when it is undeserved, gives respect and devotion to her husband.


~Kiran Atma


Goddess Odudua Or Odua

 



Odudua, sometimes spelled Odua is a Yoruba deity of love.

In West Africa, Odudua is revered as the mother of love and child raising.

Her name means "Black One," and she is shown as a stunning beauty with obsidian-like complexion.

She is the ruler of the directional and elemental south, as well as amorous devotion.

Women honor Odudua's feast days by freely giving herself to male followers.


~Kiran Atma


Goddess Nana Buluku

 



Nana Buluku: The goddess of manufacturing in West Africa.

Nana Buluku is revered by the Fon as the primordial creation goddess and gods' grandmother.

She is also regarded as the first Yoruba woman, having been given life into clay by the Great Gods.

She is shown with a basket full of bark and roots, ruling plants, spellcraft, and magick.

She considers mandrake root to be holy.


~Kiran Atma

Goddess Aja





    Aja is a West African woodland goddess


    • Aja is revered as a wise lady and healer across Nigeria and the New World Yoruba culture. 
    • She is in charge of woods, woodlands, and the therapeutic plants that grow there. 
    • Her disciples learn herb knowledge from her, guaranteeing their bodily and spiritual well-being.







    Legends, Belief And Folklore Associated with Goddess Aja.




    Aja is an Orisha in Yoruba mythology, patron of the forest, its animals, and herbal healers, whom she taught their craft. 


    • Aja may also refer to a "wild wind" in Yoruba. 
    • If someone gets taken away by aja and later returns, it is said that he would become a strong "jujuman" (or babalawo). 
      • The voyage is said to last anywhere from 7 to 3 months, and the individual who is carried is said to have gone to the country of the dead or heaven (Orun)."  




    • She is a botanist who knows all there is to know about plants and is a master of potions and healing herbs. She taught this art to the Yoruba people, who continue to perform it now. 

    In Yoruba folklore and consequently in Santerian religious practice, Aja is a great healer





    • She is considered to be the spirit who taught all other healers how to do their jobs. 
    • She is a strong Orisha, and it is said that if she takes you away but lets you return after a few days, you will be bestowed with her magical abilities. 
    • A. B. Ellis said in Yoruba-Speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa, published in 1894, that

      "Aja, whose name seems to mean "wild vine," whisks strangers away into the woods and educates them about the therapeutic powers of plants, but she never hurts them. 

    Aja is humanoid in appearance, although she is short, standing between one and two feet tall. 

    Women utilize the aja vine to treat enflamed breasts."  


    Aja is one of the most elusive Earth Gods and Goddesses since she chooses to show herself to humanity rather than hurt or fear them.






    Worshiping Aja is much rarer in the West, but it shouldn't matter since Aja symbolizes a global value of environmental care and preservation, regardless of religion or spiritual calling.

    Aja safeguards the woods, which are home to trees that provide oxygen and filter the air and water for all living creatures. 

    There would be more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere if trees were not safeguarding humans, and there would be no barrier to limit the speed of an already fast changing climate.


    Among the Nigerian Goddesses and Gods, Orisha is immensely popular. 



    Goddess Aja is the spirit of the forest and the animals that live there, as well as domestic healers

    Goddess Aja much like Goddess Diana of Europe  and Goddess Korravai of India is a woodland goddess, and also a goddess of animals.

    Goddess Aja always teaches us understanding empathy for the natural world, and a well-balanced empathy is the preventive strategy that prevents environmental degradation, destruction, and ecological anguish. 

    Thus Goddess Aja and Her true healing begins to unfold naturally and inevitably.











    Frequently Asked Questions:



    Who Is Goddess Aja?


    Aja is an Orisha, a spirit that inhabits the forest and its creatures, as well as herbal healers. She would search her woodlands for medical plants and combine the herbs, roots, and other plant components to develop treatments for the ill.


    Who is Africa's most powerful goddess?


    In Yoruba religion, Oshun is known as the river orisha, or goddess, and is linked with water, cleanliness, fertility, love, and sensuality. She is one of the most powerful orishas, yet she, like other gods, exhibits human characteristics including vanity, envy, and spite.


    What is the name of the African healer goddess?


    In Yoruba folklore and consequently in Santerian religious practice, Aja is a great healer. She is considered to be the spirit who taught all other healers how to do their jobs. She is a strong Orisha, and it is said that if she takes you away but lets you return after a few days, you will be bestowed with her magical abilities.


    What is the name of the African nature goddess?


    Asase Yaa is regarded as Mother Earth, the earth goddess of fertility, and the upholder of truth by the Akan people of West Africa.


    Which dark goddess is the most powerful?


    She's one of the most well-known and revered Orishas. Among the Yorùbá people, Oshun is a significant river god. Divinity, femininity, fertility, beauty, and love are all goddesses to her. She has a link to fate and divination.


    What are the seven African superpowers?


    Initiation into the Seven African Powers is another frequent initiation (Elegua, Obatala, Oggun, Chango, Yemaya, Oshun, and Orunmilla). Babalu-Aye is often substituted for Orunmilla by Cuban devotees. The Seven African Powers have been merged into a single eleke.


    What exactly are orisha?


    orisha, often written orixa or orisa, is a Yoruba deity who lives in southern Nigeria. The Edo of southern Nigeria, the Ewe of Ghana, Benin, and Togo, and the Fon of Benin all worship them (who refer to them as voduns).


    What is the maximum number of orishas you can have?


    According to Yoruba culture, there are 400 + 1 orisha, which is considered a holy number. According to some reports, the number is "as many as you can conceive of plus one more - an infinite number." Depending to the oral tradition, there are 400, 700, or 1,440 orisha.




    Goddess Aje

     


    Aje is a riches goddess from West Africa. 


    • Aje is revered as the lord of riches in all of its manifestations. 
    • She is often portrayed as a bird clawing at the ground, and she is mostly known via Yoruban and Voudoun traditions. 
    • She is calm and collected, gently guiding people who are in need of financial wealth. 
    • She is the ruler of capitalism, profit, and commerce.


    Goddess Aida Wedo



    Aida Wedo is the goddess of rainbows in West Africa. 


    • Aida Wedo is a Yoruban and Voudoun goddess who takes the form of a rainbow python, a snake with iridescent scales. 
    • Her rainbow body encircles the world and the oceans, making her a cosmic guardian and the connection between heaven and earth. 
    • Water, wind, fire, rainbows, and serpents are all under her control. 
    • She is a benign deity who teaches her devotees honesty, strength, and mind-body-spirit unification. 
    • Her hue is white, since it is the manifestation of all colors, and her worshippers have traditionally given her rice, eggs, and milk.