The paths of each Orisha represent their facets of life, where their personality and qualities change, and they are also the different situations in which the deity can help us in the development of our existence.
The elders say that the more progress is made in religion, the more paths of the Orishas can be known, because wisdom and spiritual growth are acquired.
De YemayaMother of the World, 26 paths are known. She is one of the greatest deities of the Yoruba pantheon, since all things on this Earth are born from her power and life is born.
Her name means IYA MO ELLA which translates as Mother of Fishes and it is said that she was born with the moon, as Obatala was born with the sun.
When the ways of Yemayá are known, it is known what tools it carries to fight each battle, as well as its elements and attributes of power. Each Yemayá has a different interpretation, of some very little is known in religion, being part of the great Yoruba secrets and mysteries.
Roads and facets of the Owner of the sea: Yemayá
Next, we show the names and characteristics of the different paths of the goddess of the seas:
|Yemayá roads||Meaning and main characteristics|
|1||Yemaya Awoyo||Expansion and wealth in full. It is the oldest and the richest of the Yemayá.|
|2||Yemayá Akuara||The Yemayá curandera, the one with the two waters, the sweet and the salty. He is cheerful and a lover of dances.|
|3||Yemaya Ibu Elowo||Owner of the fortune of the ocean floor.|
|4||Yemaya Akere||It lives in the deepest parts of the Ocean.|
|5||Yemaya Ibu Konla||The Yemayá that lives in the foam of the propellers of the ships. He is a poet and gets tangled up in flax and seaweed.|
|6||Yemayá Yemú or Yembó||This is the Yemayá road that the calm sea grants. It is reflected as Oduduwa female and here the true crown of Yemayá is born.|
|7||Yemayá Ibu Nodo||The Yemayá that is mounted on a snail. It lives in the rivers and eats quail.|
|8||Yemaya Okute||She is Olokun's goalkeeper. Severe and spiteful, does not tolerate wrong actions.|
|9||Yemaya Ibu Okoto||It is the Yemayá of the sea shells.|
|10||Yemayá Ibu Iña||The warrior, the one who loves to be in wars and disputes.|
|11||Yemaya Ibu Akinomi||This is the Yemayá that lives on the crests of the waves.|
|12||Yemaya Ibu Alaro||The unique and powerful owner of death and life. The Queen of the Ocean.|
|13||Yemayá Atarawá or Ataremawa||This path is linked to the treasures of the sea. He lives in a tureen on a chest and always wears white.|
|14||Yemaya Mayaleo Mayelewo||This is the Yemayá that will help you when you go through financial difficulties, especially money.|
|15||Yemaya Ashabá or Ayabá||It is the most respected path in Yemayá, known as the little mermaid. She is wise, willful, and even dangerous. Their moorings are never untied. It represents a woman of faith.|
|16||Yemaya Asesu||The messenger of Olokun. She is very powerful and she was the one who broke all ties with the earth. She is the queen of ducks, geese and swans.|
|17||Yemaya Ibu Oleyo||Queen of tragedy and arguments. Arrogant and brave.|
|18||Yemayá Gold||The siren that sings. Live with the eggunes and awakens the spirits.|
|19||Yemaya Ibu Gunle||La Yemayá de la Orilla del Mar. It lives on reef stones and sea sand and shells are placed on it.|
|20||Yemaya Ibu Agana||The furious or the crazy. Wife Orisha oko the god of crops.|
|21||Yemaya Oggun Ayipo||He lives both in the river and in the sea and fights alongside Oggun the owner of the mountain.|
|22||Yemaya Oggun Asomi||Habita on the surface of the sea and fights alongside Oggun and Shango the king of fire.|
|23||yemaya yamase||In this way she is the mother of Shango. He lives in a jar and makes a crown of snails.|
|24||Yemaya Yabani||Live in the tornadoes and eddies of the sea.|
|25||Yemaya Ibu Trinibu||The one that lives in the shells and presides over the battles.|
|26||Yemaya Lokun Nipa||The one with the strength of the sea.|
Author: Claudia Rodríguez