Fable Friday: Oshun

Oshun, in the Yoruba religion, is the goddess associated with water, purity, fertility, love, and sensuality. She is also called the river orisha, which means goddess. She is also reminiscent of a mother earth/nature type figure, and is the nurturer of humanity. Her myth involves that she was sent to Earth to populate the land by their supreme god Olodumare, and sixteen other gods/goddesses. She is also one of the wives of Shango, the god of thunder. While she is able to give life, she can take it away easily through drought and floods when angered. She is usually depicted wearing long gold robes in some fashion. The Yoruba religion’s homeland is in the southwestern region of Nigeria, but is practiced throughout the western region of the African contingent.

Sierra Iverson

My name is Sierra Snow Iverson, and I'm a junior pursing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. I have a focus in animation and film due to my intense interest in storytelling. However, I have a background in Illustration and 2D Design. The content of my postings will center around fables and myths from around the world through a combination of illustrations and written material.

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