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Goddess Yemaya

By NibbleKat
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"Originally Yemaya was a river goddess of the Yoruba in Nigeria, far from the ocean. She was a nature spirit, an orisha, a powerful guardian spirit that reflects an important aspect of the God of the Ife religion. When her people were hoarded onto the slave ships, Yemaya went with them, thus becoming the Goddess of the Ocean.

Yemaya is a mother goddess, the goddess of home, fertility, love and family. Like water she represents both change and constancy--bringing forth life, protecting it, and changing it as is necessary."

Commission for Omoyemaya on, who requested a little more of a lighter-skinned Yemaya.
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Starsong-Studio's avatar
Hello, I would like to feature your beautiful work on my blog on Amazing Stories! I will credit you, and link back to this image here on DA.
 The blog is scheduled for Wednesday 23 April, you will be able to find it by following this link:…
 Please let me know if this is *not* ok with you! Keep up the good work!
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Awww, thank you.  I really appreciate it.  Yes, as long as you credit and link back, I'm just dandy with it.
pinkvinylangel's avatar
wonderful job! :-)
I love her crown...
NibbleKat's avatar
Thank you!
I used to pick up those tiny little seashells all the time when I was younger, at the beach.
lenamilo's avatar
I'm just in awe of it. Thank you, thank you, so much!
NibbleKat's avatar
:) Welcome! She'll be mailed tomorrow! Gotta get some nice packaging to keep her safe.
lenamilo's avatar
I don't know why I had it in my head that I alerted you of her arrival. I think I came here to post and got distracted. She's here, and it's even more stunning. Thanks again. I may just have to save up for one of your bigger ones.
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^_^ Yay, I am glad she got to you safely.
Oni-Neko's avatar
I like her crown. is it made of shells?
NibbleKat's avatar
It's supposed to be! Hee. Those little thin needle like shells you find on the Atlantic coast... [link]
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I thought that's what they might be.
WoodWose's avatar
love the little details, and the kindly expression.
NibbleKat's avatar
Heh, I was goin' for sultry! *GRIN*
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