Yemaya on Wave Statue
Yemaya or Yemanja Orisha Goddess
This elegant statue of Yemaya on Wave is bronze colored,hand finished resin, with subtle blue undertones.
Yemaya: The Orisha of the Ocean and Motherhood, was brought to the New World by the peoples of Nigeria via Brazil and Cuba, where she has been venerated for centuries as Protectress during the middle passage of slavery.
She is the Ocean Goddess, bedecked with sacred cowrie shells, the ultimate manifestation of female power.
In Brazil, on new year's eve, people celebrate the Feast of Yemanja on the beach by digging trenches in the sand and filling them with candles to create sacred spaces full of peace and serenity. At midnight they launch flowers and offerings into the sea and immerse themselves in the purifying and protective foamy mantle of the waves.
Yemanja, Goddess of the Ocean and Mother of Pearls, is shown standing on the waves offering her blessings for the families praying on the shore.
She is the Orisha of procreation, gestation, and the family, and holds absolute reign over the hearth fire.
Many in Brazil consider her to be the Mother of all Orishas. She is sometimes represented as a mermaid, a white seashell and the Virgin Mary. Mistress of the Line of Water Vibrations.
11 inches high / 27.94 cm high
6 inches wide / 5 inches deep
15.24 cm wide x 12.7 cm deep
Material: warm hand finished and shined to perfection faux bronze resin materials