A Ritual to Yemaya – Mother Whose Children are the Fish

GOOD MORNING SISTERS! WE ALSO LOVE DANCING PAINTINGS💃🎨

Judith Shaw - Life on the Edge

I spent the Winter Holidays in Rio de Janeiro with my sister, who lived there in the past, giving me almost a local’s insight to that city. Vaguely I knew that the goddess Yemaya was worshipped in Brazil but I had not made the connection to the New Year’s Eve celebration in which people all come to the beach at night, dressed in white and laden with white flowers. The white flowers are offered to Yemaya, known as Iemenjá in Brazil, at midnight by throwing them or sending them out on little boats into the sea.Yemaya, Yoruba Goddess painting by Judith Shaw

Once I realized that not only was Yemaya an important deity to the practitioners of the Candomblé religion but was also alive to Christians and non-religious folks alike, I knew I had an opportunity to experience something special.

Yemayá came to Brazil, Cuba and Haiti with the Yoruba people of Nigeria in the 1600’s…

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6 responses to “A Ritual to Yemaya – Mother Whose Children are the Fish

  1. ArtsyChic Creations

    This beautiful!😍 🙌 I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award which you check out the questions I created on my recent blog post.😊 have a wonderful day!

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