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Term: Ayida

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Ayida:

The female counterpart of Dambala. She is sometimes considered to be a serpent and at other times considered to be a rainbow. Sometimes the rainbow and serpent are considered to be her symbols. Ayida is also considered to be a mother goddess and is very submissive and delicate. However, as a serpent with her mate Dambala (also a serpent), they are representative of the energies of sexuality. Erzulie is also a wife of Dambala.

Also known as Ayida Wedo, her “job” is to support or hold up the Earth. It is said that by grabbing her diadem you will be assured to have wealth.




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