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Eniola and Yemaya The Lady of The Sea

In our story, Yemayá appears to Eniola and invites her to take care of the oceans to restore balance between sea and land.
This story takes place in Nigeria, an African country located between Benin and Cameroon, in West Africa.

Written by Ionna Poignand
Illustrated by Liliskus

Courage, Love for the environment, Wisdom

4.95

About this book

In Yoruba mythology Yemayá is a mother goddess; She is the protective goddess of women, especially. There are many stories about how she became the mother of all spirits. She was married to Aganju and had a son, Orungan, from whom fifteen orishas (spirits) were born. Among them are Ogun, Olokun, Shopona and Shango.

Other stories say that Yemayá has always existed and that all of her life has emerged from her, including all the orishas. Her name is the contraction of the Yoruba words “Yèyé omo eja”, which mean “The mother whose children are like fish”, thus evoking the immensity of her fertility and motherhood, as well as her reign over all. living beings.

Yemayá gives love and tenderness to her “creatures.” Legend says that when a person has no mother to talk to, she can go sit by the sea to tell her about her worries, or light a blue candle to call her. Like the sea when you bathe in it, Yemayá embraces and surrounds her “sons” and “daughters.” She has a warrior side that she does not hesitate to use to defend her creatures when necessary.

Eniola, the protagonist of our story, she means “person of wealth” in Yoruba. She has a dreamer spirit, she needs to live her own experiences and is capable of sacrificing herself for a cause that matters to her.

In our story, Yemayá appears to Eniola and invites her to take care of the oceans to restore balance between sea and land.
This story takes place in Nigeria, an African country located between Benin and Cameroon, in West Africa.

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4.95