Oya or Yansa
is the Orisha who rules the winds.
Tornados and whirlwinds accompanied by lightening
are her element. She is a warrior orisha who rides
to do battle at the side of Shango.
She is also the guardian of the gates to the cemetery.
Her symbols are: masks, and a horsetail fly-whisk.
A mask for Oya
Her number is 9
Her colors are maroon and variegated nine colors.
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