Oya of Winds by (c) Hrana Janto- used with permission of the artist
Blows in Like a Lioness
Oya of Winds shows us how the 'winds of change'
can not only be coped with, but embraced. Changing conditions encourage
spiritual growth and within the African Yoruba pantheon, the Oya provides those
changing conditions that force you to transcend what you think are your
Do you hear the call of the wind? The wind is at heart of Oya's power and makes
Her an essential part in those ceremonies which honor wind power and the
ancients. She is the guardian of the realm between life and death, standing at
the cemetery's gate, where she assists in making the final transition. She is
there for your last breath to take your hand.
Oya is the Yoruban Warrior Goddess of the Wind. She mothered nine children! She
creates change of fortune and power in action. Her power is associated with
lightening, tornadoes, cemeteries and death. Her motherly strength inspires us
to embrace and learn from change.
Our Oya Statue