Goddess of the Ocean
Motherly and strongly protective, Yemaya cares deeply for children, comforting them and cleansing them of sorrow. She is said to be able to cure infertility in women, and cowrie shells represent her wealth. She does not easily lose her temper, but when angered she can be quite destructive and violent, as the flood waters of turbulent rivers.
Yemaya is often depicted as a mermaid, and is associated with the moon.