Yemaya, the sea queen, appeared in Yorubaland (now in modern Nigeria). A primaeval goddess, she is regarded as the mother of several ancient deities, including Isis. During the Middle Passage, Yemaya travelled with her slaves to the Western Hemisphere, where her worship grew. Spirit of Candomblé, Santeria, and other African diaspora traditions. Devotion to Yemaya expanded across Latin America due to her relationship with Mary. Immigrants from Cuba took Yemaya to the US, where she grew in popularity. She was no longer a local water spirit, but a globally adored goddess whose various fluid forms are worshipped. Yemaya is now one of the world's most adored goddess In Yemaya: Orisha, Goddess, and Queen of the Sea, Raven Morgaine, a priest of Yemaya for almost 30 years, offers his knowledge and skills. Morgaine delves into Yemaya's past and incarnations as mother, lover, witch, warrior, and mermaid. He discusses her various incarnations and journeys. Yemaya investigates her mythology and her unique position in the LGBQT society. 208 pages, 6 x 9 paperback.
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