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GMC Poetry: Osumare Acrostic

Olorun’s messenger Shango’s Assistant, Crown of Yemaya Umbilical Guardian Man and woman both, ambiguous androgyny Ancestral protector of children Rainbow Serpent dancing in the clouds Exuberant gifter of abundance and tranquility Advertisements

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GMC: Orisha Osumare

The third God for September is also the second Orisha we’ve had, Osumare. Osumare (pronounced O-SHU-mar-RAY) is also spelled Ochumare, Oshumare, or Oxumaré. An alternate name is Ketu. Especially when using the name Ketu, Osumare is connected to the spirits of … Continue reading

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September God of the Month Club

So the September God of the Month Club is looking very interesting. The two Gods from the Neos Alexandrian pantheon are Demeter and Kybele. I’m very glad that Demeter came up, because I am working on Her chapter right now … Continue reading

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April GMC wrap-up, May GMC

Well, I did not do as much as I wanted for Oya this month. Since Oya is from an entire different system, and I know so little about Yoruba or Voodoo tradition, I was intending to seek out an elder … Continue reading

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GMC: Oya

Oya is the West African Yoruba Orisha of winds, storms, fire, and transformation. She is also believed to be the Goddess of the Niger River in Africa, and the Amazon River in Brazil, where the worship of the Orishas was … Continue reading

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GMC Poetry: Oya

Ebony skin glistens Stretched taut over hard muscle An arm raises above a dreadlocked head Sunlight glints across the razor-sharp machete edge Thick lips pull back in a sharp grin Just as razor-sharp as the weapon A bloodcurdling cry bursts … Continue reading

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April GMC

The Gods of the Month for April are Khnum, Hathor, and Oya, a Yoruba Orisha. Two Egyptian Gods came up in the same month again, which is interesting. I guess the Gods think I need to spend more time on … Continue reading

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