Mother of Nine

Mother of Nine: An Anthology for Oya

by Chelsea Luellon Bolton

Oya is the Yoruban Orisa of the Niger River, the wind, storms, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes.  Her winds of change can bring wealth or ruin as she is the owner of commerce.   She is the guide to the dead and the guardian of the ancestors.  She is a regal queen, a hunter, a buffalo-woman and a warrior.  She is the Wife of Shango, Oshoosi or Ogun.  Her sacred animal is the water buffalo.

In Mother of Nine, you will find:

  • Praise Poetry (Oriki)
  • An Essay
  • Modern Poetry
  • Festival Calendar
  • An Epithets List