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What is Orisa Oya?

What is Orisa Oya?

Spouse. Shango. Ọya (Yoruba: Ọya, also known as Oyá or Oiá; Yansá or Yansã; and Iansá or Iansã in Latin America) is an orisha of winds, lightning, and violent storms, death and rebirth. She is similar to the Haitian god Maman Brigitte, who is syncretised with the Catholic Saint Brigit.

What is Oya number?

A multiplicity of colors and the number 9, symbolizing transitions and completion, represent Oya. Of the seven primary orisha, Oya is considered one of the warriors. In the context of ancient Kemetic worship, she has been known to be equated with Aset.

Where is my head Orisha?

Most orisha houses perform the head-marking in one of three ways:

  1. The erindiloggun (cowrie shells) of the godparent’s orishas are read in a specific head-marking reading.
  2. Three or more babalawos will use the ikin (sacred palm nuts of Ifa) to ask Ifa which orisha has the person’s head.

How to make Oya Santeria Church of the Orishas?

Slowly add the milk while stirring and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Boil for two minutes then remove from the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Stir until well blended and pour into a glass serving dish. Chill in the refrigerator until firm. Serve by placing Oyá’s vessel on a grass mat and placing the dish next to her.

Who is the patroness of the Orishas?

The Orishas: Oya. Oya is the ruler of storms and the winds, the protector of cemeteries and the patroness of the marketplace. This fierce warrior can summon a gentle breeze or a devastating hurricane, depending on her mood.

What kind of food does the orisha Oya like?

Oya enjoys dark colored, sweet foods. She is a fan of chocolate, eggplant, beets, purple grapes and wine. She also likes sesame seed candy, chickpeas and black beans and rice. Be sure and have some of these foods on hand to bestow upon the Orisha.

Who are the Santeria saintesses of the dead?

At the start of the record, Arocena highlights her own holy trilogía of orishas with songs to Oyá, Oshún, and Yemayá — Santería saintesses of the dead, of love and sensuality, and women’s prosperity respectively.