Yemanja


Yemanj√° Ogunte Okoto

Horror Factor: 18
Description:

Matron Saint of Vampirism


Yemanja is an “orix√°,” originally of the Yoruba religion, who has become prominent in many Afro-American religions, and worshiped by several vampire cults. Africans brought their worship of Yemanja and a host of other deities or energy forces in nature with them when they were brought to the shores of the Americas as captives, and such worship is called by pop culture as “Voodoo” and “Hoodoo”.

She is the ocean, goddess of change, the stars, astrology, navigation, the essence of motherhood, and a fierce protector of children.

She guards the Ocean jealously. According to mythology she gave the ocean to her children, but they became full of avarice, hoarding it mercilessly. She took it from them, making the seas treacherous for any who dare disobey her wishes, and has not given it back.

She is a fierce warrior, but also a delicate nurturer. For her followers she truly is a mother figure, and acts as such. Mother bears’ natures are a small reflection of her. Though the worship of her goes back for millenia, she has only been seen physically by her followers for the past two and a half. She has appeared in times of turmoil and change to turn the tides, and protect her followers. She has become increasingly more silent in the last few centuries, though.






Yemanja

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