The Divine Moon

A WRITER, A FOLLOWER OF THE ORISHAS, A SANTERIA PRACTITIONER.
allaboutmary:

The statue of Our Lady of Solitude venerated by the confraternaity of La Soledad in Monóvar, Spain.

allaboutmary:

The statue of Our Lady of Solitude venerated by the confraternaity of La Soledad in Monóvar, Spain.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Paths of Yemaya:
Yemaya Asesu.
Yemaya Awoyó.
Yemaya Akuará.
Yemaya Okute u Okuti.
Yemaya Ibu Konla.
Yemaya Ashaba o Ayabá.
Yemaya Mayaleo o Mayelewo.
Yemaya Yembó o Yemú.
Yemaya Ibu Okoto.
Yemaya Ibu Oleyo.
Yemaya Ibu Elowo.
Yemaya Akere.
Yemaya Oro.
Yemaya Ataremawa.
Yemaya Ibu Gunle.
Yemaya Ibu Agana.
Yemaya Ibu Akinomi.
Yemaya Ibu Iña.
Yemaya Oggún Ayipo.
Yemaya Oggún Asomi.
Yemaya Ibu Nodo.
Yemaya Yamase.
Yemaya Ibu Alaro.
Yemaya Ibu Yabani.
Yemaya Ibu Tinibu.
Yemaya Lokún Nipa.

Paths of Yemaya:

  • Yemaya Asesu.
  • Yemaya Awoyó.
  • Yemaya Akuará.
  • Yemaya Okute u Okuti.
  • Yemaya Ibu Konla.
  • Yemaya Ashaba o Ayabá.
  • Yemaya Mayaleo o Mayelewo.
  • Yemaya Yembó o Yemú.
  • Yemaya Ibu Okoto.
  • Yemaya Ibu Oleyo.
  • Yemaya Ibu Elowo.
  • Yemaya Akere.
  • Yemaya Oro.
  • Yemaya Ataremawa.
  • Yemaya Ibu Gunle.
  • Yemaya Ibu Agana.
  • Yemaya Ibu Akinomi.
  • Yemaya Ibu Iña.
  • Yemaya Oggún Ayipo.
  • Yemaya Oggún Asomi.
  • Yemaya Ibu Nodo.
  • Yemaya Yamase.
  • Yemaya Ibu Alaro.
  • Yemaya Ibu Yabani.
  • Yemaya Ibu Tinibu.
  • Yemaya Lokún Nipa.
divinemoon:

THE ORISHAS


The Yorubas named, identified and deified the energies of the nature and called them Orishas, nevertheless, despite its diversity of deities, is possible to be considered like a monotheist religion, since they consider Olodumare like the unique and omnipotente God. The Yoruba pantheon counts on 401 different deities. The complexity of its cosmology has taken to the western students to compare the Yoruba society with Old Greece, nevertheless, exists a great difference because in the Greco-Latin religion its main deity had compatible characteristics with the Shango Yoruba, that does not get to be the supreme God.The Yoruba God, Olodumare or Olorun does not have an organized priesthood or temples in its honor, although it is invoked and its blessing is requested. The Yoruba religion affirms that when a person dies, its soul enters the kingdom of the ancestors from where, these continue having influence on the Earth. It is for that reason that the cult to the ancestors (eggun) plays an important role in the Yoruba religion. Some important Orishas are Eshu, that governs the destiny; Shango, the God of thunder; and Oggun, the God of the ironand the modern technology.The Yoruba religion varied significantly from a kingdom to another one; the same deity could be masculine or feminine according to each town, is for that reason that the same deities have several ways or paths, according to as they were venerated, although in the end their essential characteristics are the same ones, of this form can occur the case that the characteristics of two Gods can be including in a single deity.Because the african slaves brought to America, mainly Cuba, Haiti and Brazil could not exert their religion freely, they hid under the catholic santoral multiplicity its African Gods according to a relation where compatible characteristics between such was looked for. This gave rise to a sincretism in the Yoruba diaspore, where at the present time the same African deity can indifferently be called by its African or catholic name, an example of it is Shango or Saint Barbara.In summary, despite the multiplicity of deities, it is considered that the Yoruba religion is a monotheist religion with a single omnipotente creative God that governs all the universe, along with several hundreds of smaller deities, each one with a specific power called Orishas.

divinemoon:

THE ORISHAS

The Yorubas named, identified and deified the energies of the nature and called them Orishas, nevertheless, despite its diversity of deities, is possible to be considered like a monotheist religion, since they consider Olodumare like the unique and omnipotente God. The Yoruba pantheon counts on 401 different deities. The complexity of its cosmology has taken to the western students to compare the Yoruba society with Old Greece, nevertheless, exists a great difference because in the Greco-Latin religion its main deity had compatible characteristics with the Shango Yoruba, that does not get to be the supreme God.

The Yoruba God, Olodumare or Olorun does not have an organized priesthood or temples in its honor, although it is invoked and its blessing is requested. The Yoruba religion affirms that when a person dies, its soul enters the kingdom of the ancestors from where, these continue having influence on the Earth. It is for that reason that the cult to the ancestors (eggun) plays an important role in the Yoruba religion. Some important Orishas are Eshu, that governs the destiny; Shango, the God of thunder; and Oggun, the God of the ironand the modern technology.

The Yoruba religion varied significantly from a kingdom to another one; the same deity could be masculine or feminine according to each town, is for that reason that the same deities have several ways or paths, according to as they were venerated, although in the end their essential characteristics are the same ones, of this form can occur the case that the characteristics of two Gods can be including in a single deity.

Because the african slaves brought to America, mainly Cuba, Haiti and Brazil could not exert their religion freely, they hid under the catholic santoral multiplicity its African Gods according to a relation where compatible characteristics between such was looked for. This gave rise to a sincretism in the Yoruba diaspore, where at the present time the same African deity can indifferently be called by its African or catholic name, an example of it is Shango or Saint Barbara.

In summary, despite the multiplicity of deities, it is considered that the Yoruba religion is a monotheist religion with a single omnipotente creative God that governs all the universe, along with several hundreds of smaller deities, each one with a specific power called Orishas.

Submitted Post

 This is a better translation

Bi o ba maa lowo

(If you want to have money)

Beere lowo ori re

(Inquire of your head)

Bi o ba maa sowo

(If you want to start trading)

Beere lowo ori re wo

(Inquire of your head)

Bi o ba maa kole o

(If you want to build a house)

Beere lowo ori re

(Inquire of your head)

Bi o ba maa laya o

(If you want a relationship)

Beere lowo ori re wo

(Inquire of your head first)

Ori mase pekun de

(Spiritual head please do not shut the gate)

Lodo re ni mi mbo

(It is you that I am coming to)

Wa sayee fun awon omo mi di rere

(Come and make my life prosperous)

Ase

(So shall it be)

Submitted Post

Greetings, I recently discovered Yemaya and I must say the Orisha Gods are VERY fascinating!
I had to do some work for one of my art courses entitled, “Saga of the sea” and I decided to do mine on African themed God, because honestly, all you ever really see is, - mainstream info on, are the Greek and Roman mythology. I’m also doing a costume piece based on Yemaya for another course as well. THANK YOU so much for your vast knowledge on the Orisha/Santeria religion. I really do intend on doing some more readings on the various Gods when my work load for school is finished. (-:

Oya has a special power over egguns, for being the mother of 9 of them. Lover of war fought alongside Oggun and Shango in campaigns that they performed. Shango was accompanied when he left Oyo and Queen of Kosso was named by this. Her cult is territory Tapa, Kosso and Oyo. Oya’s name comes from Yorùbá Òyá (Olo: owner - Oya: darkness) also known as Yansá de el Yorùbá Iyámsá (Iya: mother - Omo: children - Mesa: nine)
Yanza Jekua Jeyy! Ase OOO!

Oya has a special power over egguns, for being the mother of 9 of them. Lover of war fought alongside Oggun and Shango in campaigns that they performed. Shango was accompanied when he left Oyo and Queen of Kosso was named by this. Her cult is territory Tapa, Kosso and Oyo. Oya’s name comes from Yorùbá Òyá (Olo: owner - Oya: darkness) also known as Yansá de el Yorùbá Iyámsá (Iya: mother - Omo: children - Mesa: nine)

Yanza Jekua Jeyy! Ase OOO!

divinemoon:

Just a Reminder of The Divine Moon’s Spiritual Services :
The Divine Moon offers readings by phone, these are Tarot Readings that will last anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on the questions the Seeker may have and what Spirit wants them to know about what is going on .. The Readings are $27 and are done by phone, for more information or to make an appointment:
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Apart from our Readings, We Also Offer Spiritual Workings such as Honey Jars, Setting Lights(Or Oil Lamps for a specific cause: Money, Love, Health, etc.) .. Simply email us if you are interested in any of these workings or if you are looking for a different working not listed, then email us and we can see what’s available..
Bendiciones,
The Divine Moon

divinemoon:

Just a Reminder of The Divine Moon’s Spiritual Services :

The Divine Moon offers readings by phone, these are Tarot Readings that will last anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on the questions the Seeker may have and what Spirit wants them to know about what is going on .. The Readings are $27 and are done by phone, for more information or to make an appointment:

Email us: ladychleos@gmail.com

Send Us a Message Through Tumblr: http://divinemoon.tumblr.com/ask

Apart from our Readings, We Also Offer Spiritual Workings such as Honey Jars, Setting Lights(Or Oil Lamps for a specific cause: Money, Love, Health, etc.) .. Simply email us if you are interested in any of these workings or if you are looking for a different working not listed, then email us and we can see what’s available..

Bendiciones,

The Divine Moon

Anonymous asked: Im a little distraught. I had someone purposely snatch my collar de Orula from my neck breaking it & dropping the beads on the floor. I was unable to retrieve any of the beads. I have a replacement collar which was given to me by my godfather and consecrated by him, but i cant contact him because he is currently in Cuba and he wont be back for a while. Will I be ok, 1 because i couldnt retrieve the beads from my original collar, 2 if I wear my replacement will it still have the ashe of Orula?

Well if the replacement has been fed and washed properly with the Babalawo, then yes it will have the Ashe of the Orisha ..Well you shouldn’t have anything to worry about if the person broke your Eleke, they did a major Ebbo ! Haha, We must remember that the Eleke retrieves all the negative energy that comes to us and if the person snatched and broke it, where will that osogbo go? To them of course, by snatching the Eleke and breaking it they basically put all that negativity on themselves .. Of course, I would talk to your godfather if I were you about this .

Ifa is primarily a point of view , rather than a set of specific doctrines.However, within this view characterize certain fundamental beliefs ,Ifa perspective. Predominant among these beliefs is the assumption that the world and everythingthat is in it is inherently sacred. This means that the universe is experienced as a source of benevolence within which all things exist for a purpose.Within the Ifa cosmology there is no ” devil” and no identification of the ” primordial evil .”Because the World is considered holy, there Ifa a sense of respect for all living things , a respect for all points of view and a deep reverence for the inspiration that comes through the contemplation and observation. Personally, Ifa teaches that whoever lived carries a seed of divinity. This seed can be nurtured and developed as the maturation of a treegrows, or it can be set aside and destroyed to become fertilizer. It is this seed that unites us all to a common source , which in turn provides the basis for treating us with respect. Ifa is based on the belief that if a person ‘s life improves , life improves for all . If a person suffers, all suffer . According to Ifa, the best way to avoid suffering is to discover personal destiny and live a life that reflects the contents of that discovery.
FA’LOKUN FATUNMBI

Ifa is primarily a point of view , rather than a set of specific doctrines.
However, within this view characterize certain fundamental beliefs ,Ifa perspective. Predominant among these beliefs is the assumption that the world and everything
that is in 
it is inherently sacred. This means that the universe is experienced as a source of benevolence within which all things exist for a purpose.
Within the Ifa cosmology there is no ” devil” and no identification of the ” primordial evil .”
Because the World is considered holy, there Ifa a sense of respect for all living things , a respect for all points of view and a deep reverence for the inspiration that comes through the contemplation and observation. Personally, Ifa teaches that whoever lived carries a seed of divinity. This seed can be nurtured and developed as the maturation of a tree
grows, or it can be set aside and destroyed to become fertilizer. It is this seed that unites us all to a common source , which in turn provides the basis for treating us with respect. Ifa is based on the belief that if a person ‘s life improves , life improves for all . If a person suffers, all suffer . According to Ifa, the best way to avoid suffering is to discover personal destiny and live a life that reflects the contents of that discovery.

FA’LOKUN FATUNMBI

divinemoon:

Beautiful my mother, Yemaya! Thank you for being there during the worst moments of my life and giving me the strength to continue, the courage to withstand what comes my way, and the understanding of a mother as you are to me. There are no words to describe the way I feel about this Orisha, my mother Yemaya. You are everything to me, before my head, and you hold the place in my heart. Iyami, you are my strength, you are my sword against those that wish my harm, Yemaya you are the one who has given me reason to continue living and to continue this journey of life. The dark times when I can’t take it anymore, when I just ask for peace through death and for my suffering to end; the suffering I live through everyday that only you know, MAMI YOU GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO CONTINUE, THROUGH YOUR WISDOM AND THROUGH YOUR LOVE YOU GIVE ME THE MOTIVE TO CONTINUE TO LIVE, TO KEEP GOING AND GIVE ME THE HOPE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW!!! THANK YOU MAMA, MAFEREFUN YEMAYA TODOS LOS DIAS DE MI VIDA! BAJO LA CABEZA EN RESPETO A TI MI MADRE, TU QUE ME DAS LA FUERZAS, TU QUE ERES MI CORAZON, TE AMOOOOOOOOOOOO! OMIOOOOOO YEMAYA!!!

divinemoon:

Beautiful my mother, Yemaya! Thank you for being there during the worst moments of my life and giving me the strength to continue, the courage to withstand what comes my way, and the understanding of a mother as you are to me. There are no words to describe the way I feel about this Orisha, my mother Yemaya. You are everything to me, before my head, and you hold the place in my heart. Iyami, you are my strength, you are my sword against those that wish my harm, Yemaya you are the one who has given me reason to continue living and to continue this journey of life. The dark times when I can’t take it anymore, when I just ask for peace through death and for my suffering to end; the suffering I live through everyday that only you know, MAMI YOU GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO CONTINUE, THROUGH YOUR WISDOM AND THROUGH YOUR LOVE YOU GIVE ME THE MOTIVE TO CONTINUE TO LIVE, TO KEEP GOING AND GIVE ME THE HOPE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW!!! THANK YOU MAMA, MAFEREFUN YEMAYA TODOS LOS DIAS DE MI VIDA! BAJO LA CABEZA EN RESPETO A TI MI MADRE, TU QUE ME DAS LA FUERZAS, TU QUE ERES MI CORAZON, TE AMOOOOOOOOOOOO! OMIOOOOOO YEMAYA!!!

elphie71 asked: First I would like thank you for your posts they have been very informative. Do you recommend any literature but in English? I was born and raised in Florida and even though I speak Spanish I don't do well in reading it and my godparents don't speak English so sometimes it takes me a while to understand certain things.

I am bilingual and most of the information I come across is in Spanish and even the posts I post here, I translate them into English ..

Literature, I really can’t recommend any but websites I can..

http://divinemoon.tumblr.com/ (This blog)

http://agolaroye.com/

http://santeriachurch.org/

Anonymous asked: Love ur blog!! Are there any certain patakis that specifically speak on gay situations? Or an orisha whom watches over gay people? Just a random question. Thank you in advance.

Thank You ! And as far as I know there are, I don’t have any at hand since I have not come across any but I do know for a fact that there are. I have heard that there is a Pataki that speaks on a homosexual man who saved Orula’s life, as well as one that speaks on Shango dressing in Oya’s dress to escape the enemy .. There are many Pataki’s that speak on LGBT situations, I will definitely research and see if I can find any .. As far as Orisha who washes over gay people? Well Orisha loves us all for who we are and consider all of us equal: whether we are gay, straight, transgender, lesbian, etc. Although Yemaya brings in many homosexual men as her children, as does Oshun brings many transgender people in as her children too .. Your sexual orientation neither your gender ties you to a specific Orisha, I know a Transgender woman who is a daughter of Chango as well as a gay man who is a child of Oggun .. Orisha does not discriminate, they love us all for who we are ..

Anonymous asked: Can you please explain to me what ebbo? Is .... I've heard people say has to do ebbo? Or maybe I'm misunderstanding ....

Ebo: ceremony of cleansing or purification consisting of simple offerings; but they canalso be cleansing consisting of animal sacrifices made by believers in difficultsituations by indication of some of the orisha through an Oracle.

"Comunidad Religiosa"

http://divinemoon.tumblr.com/post/66417883265/ebo-ceremony-of-cleansing-or-purification#notes