Yemaya Statuette


Mother of all and Goddess of the Ocean

3.5 inches Tall, base is 2 inches wide

1 in stock

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An Orisha is a spirit that reflects the manifestations of God in the Africa’s Yoruba religion many Orisha have found their way throughout the Americas via the Atlantic slave trade and are now expressed on practices as varied as Santeria, Candomble, Tinidad and Oyolunji.

Yemaya is at first believed to appear as a river goddess of the Yoruba in Nigeria. She is a nature spirit or an Orisha, which is a powerful guardian spirit that reflects an important aspect of the god of he Ife religion. When Yoruba people were hoarded and brought onto the slave ships as captives, they brought Yemaya with them therefore becoming the Goddess of the Ocean. She is often depicted as a mermaid or simply a beautiful woman standing amidst the waves.  She brings comfort and inspiration to the people who are taken far away from their homelands. She represents the essence of motherhood.  She is worshiped in many countries such as Brazil and Haiti and has various forms and cultural references around the world.