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Mami Wata

Mami Wata - Densu Togo - kwekudeeMAMI WATA
From Myth to Divine Reality
Ancient African God/dess Reawakens in the Soul of the Diaspora
Mama Zogbé,  Chief Hounon-Amengansie Priestess

Based on Book: Mami Wata: Africa’s Ancient God/dess Unveiled
By: Mamaissii Vivian Hunter Hindrew, M.Ed.

M Y T H O L O G I C A L   O R I G I N S

From the outset, it must be emphatically stated that the name Mami Wata is plural, meaning it refers to a pantheon of ancient water deities.  Mami Wata are not part of the Yoruba pantheon of Orishas (i.e. Yemoja, Oshun etc.), nor are their initiation ceremonies or means by which they are identified the same.

The priesthood of Mama Wata is overwhelmingly matriarchal, meaning that the Mami Watas are a part of Continue reading

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