Oya Oil .50 ounce glass bottle. Crafted with grains of paradise, poppy flower, rosewood, allspice, and much more, with great respect and regard to the specific traits and attributes of Oya.
Petition Oya to enhance the spirit of change, transition, and to help guard you and bring you through life’s chaotic streams. She can also help bring you close to your spirit guardians, the power of fire and air, and connect you with the protective nurturer within. She can help any woman who wants to be self-sufficient, such as single mothers or business women. She can blow change into your life, and you will come out of life’s trials by fire, not only safely, but transformed.
Oya is known as a fierce warrior and strong protectress of women, who call on her to settle disputes in their favor. As the goddess of change, She brings down the dead wood to make room for the new, and She uses Her machete or sword to clear a path for new growth. She is believed to watch over the newly dead and assist them as they make the transition from life.
is equated with the Vodoun lwa Maman Brijit, who, like Oya, guards graveyards. Her season is autumn, when the trees change to show the colours of her skirt. Oya is the goddess of the Niger River, and Her violent rainstorms are said to be its source.
Oya, known also as Iansan (Mother of Nine) is the Santeria Queen of the Dead, Goddess of Winds and Storms and Lightning, Guardian of the Gates of the Cemetery, Deity of commercialism and markets. She is seen in aspects as the warrior-spirit of the wind, lightning, fertility, fire, and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes, and guards the underworld. Spirit of tornadoes (which are said to be her whirling skirts as she dances), lightning (the power of which she acquired from her husband, Shango), earthquakes, and any kind of destruction. Beyond destruction, Oya is the spirit of change, transition, and the chaos that often brings it about. Her association with the marketplace, and more specifically with the gates of cemeteries (as opposed to the entire underworld), reveals her in her aspect as facilitator of transition.
Oya is a difficult energy to understand, and many people fear her for her severity and harshness. However, she is known to never abandon her children, and is harsh with those who offend her and her children, but harsher still with her children who offend her.
Oya's attributes are the sword or machete and the flywhisk, and Her animal is the water buffalo,
Her number is nine, Her color is burgundy or purple, and Her metal is copper. Offerings to Oya include eggplants, plums, copper coins, red wine, and cloth.