In this piece Shango Jakuta, the God Of Fire & Lightning is paired with Yemanja the Salt Water Mother energy. Oshun the Goddess of fresh Waters is represented at the bottom as the Mermaid or Maiden Energy. The implication is that Shango ( Xngo ) as the Diaspora Umbrella has a relationship ansd spiritual union with the Mother in all of her aspects. I represent Yemanja'Oshun in my mature Water Spitits. The Symbolism is "Where Salt and FreshWaters Meet" which is an actual phenomenn in Nature. Rivers and Lakes lead out to Sea. but The Crossroads of this Spiritual Union is significant in how people relate to or imprint Orisha
...Orisa Oya is the Tempestuous Mother of the Winds...The Tornado and the Consort to Shango / Jakuta, Lord of Fire and Lightening. In Diaspora folklore, Oya gave Shango dominion over Fire to defeat Ogun, God of Iron in a battle for Oya's affections. That is a new World Narratve. In Yoruba Land, Jakuta is Lord of Fire and shango is The Obba ( King ) Since Orisa Tradition survived through Slavery,
Xngo Alafino ( The Umbrella ) carried both roles. Here is Oya on a Cool Day - The aftermath of her natural flow in the Universe wh=ere Man builds his home. Pictured are the signs of regeneraton, rebirth, repair amd memories.
Osun D'Ina - Orisa Oshun is a primary Divinity in the Yoruba Pantheon.
Mother of Fresh Waters, Wealth, Fertility, Children, Love, Sensuality and the Blood Stream. In Diaspora, she is mainly known in her role as the Goddess of Love. She carries a Round Fan as the Water Spirits do when they dance or greet people.
WHERE SALT AND FRESH WATERS MEET ... Orisha are aspects of the forces of Nature and therefore cooperative as well as clashing among themselves and against humanitys grain of the social order. Yemanja Oshun is the Union of Female Generations in a sense...the younger with the elder. It is also the Sister Relationship as well as the Mother and Daughter. Yemoyale the Great Mother and Oshun the Maiden Queen. An essential example today.