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African Goddess of Love | oshun the yoruban goddess of love delights in the creation of beauty ...

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Yemaya Afro-Cuban Goddess from the Yoruba religion said to be the ocean, the essence of motherhood, and a protector of children. Blessed Mother

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Yemanja is an orisha, originally of the Yoruba religion, who has become prominent in many Afro-American religions. Yoruba people, from what is now called Yorubaland, brought Yemaya/Yemoja and a host of other deities/energy forces in nature with them when they were brought to the shores of the Americas as captives. She is the ocean, the essence of motherhood, and a fierce protector of children.

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Cuba Travel Poster Afrocuban Yoruba Religion Office Travel Shop Decor 6i | eBay

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Ogum - In Yoruba religion, Ògún is one of the primoridal Orishas, the first one to come to the realm of Ilê Aiyê (earth) to see if it's suitable for human life. He's the husband of Oyà, and he's a blacksmith and a warrior, master of metalurgic techniques, hunting, agriculture, and war. Ògún is believed to be the very first orisha cultuated by Yoruba people in West Africa.

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Voodoo is an animist religion that consecrates a cult to Loas (gods) and to the ancestors. Voodoo originated in Africa, specifically with the Fon, Yoruba, and Ewe tribes. Geographically, those ethnic groups can be found throughout Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. More than a religion or a cult of death, voodoo plays a major role in everyday life through the symbolization of the African traditions for the Haitian people. Read more…

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