Yemaya © Aris Dervis

© Aris Dervis 2002

Yemaya

This statue was brought to us from Brazil. On New Year's eve people dressed in white gather on Copacabana beach to worship this ocean Goddess. They send their wishes out to her on little rafts. If the tide takes their raft to sea, they consider their wish granted. Yemaya is a treasured Orisha (deity) of the Santerian religion. She is the loving mother we can surrender our troubles to.

This image is available as an 8x10 framed print, candle and greeting card.