Yemanji Name Meaning & Origin

Yemanji

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a different spelling of Yemanja:

Because the Afro-American religions were transmitted as part of a long oral tradition, there are many regional variations on the goddess's name. She is represented with Our Lady.

* Africa: Yemoja, Ymoja, Yemowo
* Brazil: Yemanjá, Iemanjá, Janaína
* Cuba: Yemaya, Yemayah, Iemanya
* Haiti: La Sirène, LaSiren (in Vodou)
* USA (New Orleans Voodoo): Yemalla, Yemana

Yemaja is an orisha, originally of the Yoruba religion, who has become prominent in many Afro-American religions.

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