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Amaterasu, Sun Goddess  
Aida Wedo

Other names: Haida Wedo, Aida Oedo, Haida Oedo, Aido Wedo, Aido Oedo, Haido Oedo, Aido Oedo

Location: West African, Carribean, South America, Haiti

Notes from Hrana

Goddesses & Heroines text

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Hrana's Notes

I painted Aida Wedo for Llewellyn's 2001 Goddess Calendar.

Aida Wedo
from Goddesses and Heroines
  Exerpt from Goddess & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan
[Used by permission. This text is NOT included in the Goddess Oracle]

The snake loa (spirit) in Benin and Haiti, she is the companion of the most popular god, Damballah-Wedo, also a serpent.  She rules fire, water, wind and the rainbow.  When she appears in a voudoun ritual, she slithers across the ground wearing a jeweled headdress that - like the treasure at the end of the rainbow - is elusive but enriches anyone who can grasp it.  She is a New-World form of of the African goddess Oya.

Back to TOP Text from Patricia Monaghan's The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines
Published by Llewellyn, copyright 1997.   Used by permission of the author.

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