The Yoruba Religion

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In Africa more specifically West Africa in the Southwestern Nigeria, parts of Benin and Togo where the Yoruba religion started, Yemoja represents all things relating to femininity, childbirth, the patroness of motherhood, giver of life, and the womb. The Yoruba religion says “She is the great nurturing force linked to water and the seas, as water is the sustainer of life, energy behind the creation of all things alive”. Because the ocean often correlates with the moon she is also known as The Moon Goddess. Her symbols are coral, a gourd rattle, seashells, turquoise and white, and an anchor or key. In the Yoruba language her name is a contraction of Yoruba words,”Yeye emo eja” which means “Mother whose children are like fishes.” She is often
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