Yemaya (Yemanja, Iemanja) is a Goddess and Orisha of Water and Mother Goddess. Her origins are the Yoruban people of Africa. Her gentle energy makes her an approachable Goddess. 

Yemaya is typically depicted as a beautiful woman with long blue or green hair, wearing a white dress. She is often shown holding a conch shell or fish.

Yemaya is the Goddess of:

  • Water 
  • The Ocean
  • Protector of Children and Fishermen
  • Fertility
  • The Moon
  • Femininity



  • White flowers
  • Jasmine
  • Watermelon
  • Seaweed
  • Anise Seed
  • Coconut
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lotus
  • Mint

Symbols of Yemaya:

  • Shells
  • Mermaids
  • Beads
  • Moon
  • Number seven


  • Planet: Moon
  • Colours: Blue, White, Silver
  • Crystals: Pearls, Moonstone, Quartz, Turquoise