🖼️ Djanira da Motta e Silva, Três Orixás, 1966, 🏛️ pinacotecasp
The first character on the left is Yemaya, in the middle there is Oxala, the last one on the right is called Oxum. Oxum (Oshun) is one of the most worshipped of the orishas. It’s a deity of the river and fresh water, luxury and pleasure, sexuality and fertility, as well as beauty and love. Yemaya, in turn, is often identified with Catholic Our Lady of Regla. Yemaya has maternal characteristics, she is a protective deity often depicted as a mermaid. She ris responsible for everything about childbirth: the conception, parenthood, child safety, love and healing.
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