Iansan/ Oya -She is seen in aspects as the warrior-spirit of the wind, lightning, fertility, fire, and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes, and guards the underworld. She is the spirit of tornadoes (which are said to be her whirling skirts as she dances), lightning (the power of which she acquired from her husband, Shango), earthquakes, and any kind of destruction. Beyond destruction, Oya is the spirit of change, transition, and the chaos that often brings it about.
Iansa In Yoruba, Oya (alternative spellings: Oiá, Iansã, Iansan), is the goddess of the Niger River. An [A]frican…warrior-goddess of wind, lightning…fire and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes and guards the underworld…She has the power to guide the eguns [ancestors] far away or close to living people. Sensuality is one of her attributes.
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