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.

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A mask for Oya

Her number is 9

Her colors are maroon and variegated nine colors.


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