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the strangest things in Tuesday's lunchbox. I hope she eats the bloodwurst sandwiches i pack for her

the strangest things in Tuesday's lunchbox. I hope she eats the bloodwurst sandwiches i pack for her

El Rey de los caminos, Elegua art by O.D. Guadarrama

El Rey de los caminos, Elegua art by O.D. Guadarrama

Folklore: First mermaid stories were brought here by African slaves. Black mermaids were treated like goddesses, people worshipped them. They were strong, could cause storms, they could be benevolent and bless your fishing harvest.  "Orisha Yemayá" by Laura Alvarez

Folklore: First mermaid stories were brought here by African slaves. Black mermaids were treated like goddesses, people worshipped them. They were strong, could cause storms, they could be benevolent and bless your fishing harvest. "Orisha Yemayá" by Laura Alvarez

Detail of a miniature of a siren, from a Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds, England (Salisbury?), 2nd quarter of the 13th century

Detail of a miniature of a siren, from a Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds, England (Salisbury?), 2nd quarter of the 13th century

Yoruban divination chain made of opele seed pods cut in half, possibly also used as a good luck charm.  Nigeria

Yoruban divination chain made of opele seed pods cut in half, possibly also used as a good luck charm. Nigeria

YEMAYA: One of the ORISHAS, she is the Mother of Waters and CHildbirth, and has stylish color preferences of blue and crystal.

YEMAYA: One of the ORISHAS, she is the Mother of Waters and CHildbirth, and has stylish color preferences of blue and crystal.

Yemanja, Orixa of the ocean by Ginga & Helen Dos Santos

Yemanja, Orixa of the ocean by Ginga & Helen Dos Santos

My line: Fermina Gómez (Ocha Bi, timbelese Olodumare) was a priest of Yemaya and a child of the two waters (Ochun and Yemaya). She is credited with bringing the secrets of Olokun to Cuba from Africa. She is also known as the founder of one of the largest ramas or branches of the Lucumi/Santeria religion, the Egwado (named after her village in Africa). Ferminita was Madrina to Alfredo Calvo, her last surviving godchild. She lived to be 107. Her spiritual name, Ocha Bi, means "Ocha is here."

My line: Fermina Gómez (Ocha Bi, timbelese Olodumare) was a priest of Yemaya and a child of the two waters (Ochun and Yemaya). She is credited with bringing the secrets of Olokun to Cuba from Africa. She is also known as the founder of one of the largest ramas or branches of the Lucumi/Santeria religion, the Egwado (named after her village in Africa). Ferminita was Madrina to Alfredo Calvo, her last surviving godchild. She lived to be 107. Her spiritual name, Ocha Bi, means "Ocha is here."