Orisha, Goddess, and Queen of the Sea

Raven Morgaine

192 Pages, ISBN 978 1 57863 743 0     
Published by Weiser Books, 2021     

Yemaya, queen of the sea, first emerged in Yorubaland (now mainly in modern-day Nigeria) and is widely considered the mother of all.
In this compelling book - the first devoted to Yemaya that's accessible to general readers - author Raven Morgaine, a devotee of Yemaya for over thirty years, explores Yemaya's history and her many forms, including her roles as mother, lover, witch, warrior, and mermaid. Simultaneously a celebration and a practical, hands-on guide to working with the orisha, Yemaya explores her mythology in depth, as well as her special role in the LGBQT community.
The book features:

  • A detailed list of flowers, herbs, and other botanicals that radiate the power of Yemaya
  • Instructions for building altars and shrines
  • Spells, recipes, and rituals
  • The author's personal experiences, as well as traditional pataki

A spiritual artist who has dedicated his life and work to the service of the great mother goddess, Yemaya, Raven Morgaine is a practitioner of Candomblé, New Orleans Voodoo, Santeria, and witchcraft. He is the owner of the Familiar Spirits shop in Coventry, Rhode Island, where he creates and sells the spirit altar dolls for which he is renowned. Raven's art is on display at the Wonder Woman Museum in Connecticut, and he has been featured in numerous publications and podcasts. He lives in Rhode Island.

"Written for neophytes as well as seasoned santeros, this is a captivating tribute to Yemaya and destined to become a classic."
- Miss Aida, santera and author of Hoodoo Cleansing and Protection Magic

(The text above comes from the back of the book)     

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