The orishas Iemanjá , Oxum and Oiá are related to the forces of salt and fresh waters, and to the storms, and are objects of living worship not only in Brazil but also in parts of Africa - where they came from - and Americas. Based on their archetypal representations, this paper will be a reflection on the archetypes of the relationship woman/water and its symbolic implications, both in “sacred” and “profane” ways, still alive in contemporary culture.
do Rosario, Cláudia Cerqueira
"The Ladies of the Water: Iemanjá, Oxum, Oiá and a Living Faith,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 3:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol3/iss1/8
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