Yemaya :

Goddess Symbols


Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of Yemaya

The symbols of Yemaya, Goddess of the Ocean follow in the chart below. Such goddess symbols, individualized for each goddess, were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses, were often worn as jewelry, and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

Yemaya is often represented by symbols associated with water.  It is not surprising that many of our icons representing the enduring beauty and simple goodness are derived from the ancient goddess symbols of Yemaya. 


goddess symbols Yemaya

Yemaya : Goddess Symbols


Ocean, rivers, mermaids, the virgin Mary, New Year's Eve, February 2, the North Star, half moon, rivers, dreams, pound cake, boats and ships, fans, sacred dance, and the Number 7.



Fish, ducks, doves, peacocks, feathers, chickens, snakes, and all sea creatures.



Oranges, tropical flowers, yams, grain, seaweed and other plants that grow in the ocean.



Scented soaps, raspberry, cinnamon, balsam.


Gems and Metals:  
Silver, pearls, mother of pearl, coral, m
oonstone, crystal quartz, turquoise, and any blue gem or bead.



Sky blue, silver, white, green, and especially a blue dress with full skirt of 7 layers to represent ocean waves or the seven seas.


Be sure to read the stories and see the  goddess symbols that follow them.

Goddess Quiz: Yemaya

Goddess Quiz: Yemaya

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