odua

Goddess of the Day: August 29

Odudua - also Odua.  Yoruban Goddess of Love.  Odudua is worshiped in West Africa as the mother of love and childrearing.  Her name means Black One, and She is pictured as a great beauty with skin like obsidian stone.  She rules directional and elemental south, unity, creativity, community, love, fertility, and devotion in romantic relationships.  Women celebrate Odudua’s feast days by offering themselves with abandon to male worshipers.

(text from Brandi Auset, The Goddess Guide. Art by Maratamara)

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