Yemaya is the orisha of lakes and seas and the patron of women and of motherhood. She is associated with Our Lady of Regla, the protector of sailors. Fans, seashells, canoes, coral, and the moon all represent her. Her colors are white and blue. Yemaya is maternal, dignified and nurturing, the spiritual mother of all. Orunmila goes to Earth, causing the waters to retreat. Olokun challenges Olorun to a weaving contest. Knowing that he cannot beat Olokun, Olorun devises a plan to accept the challenge, without actually participating. He sends a chameleon to judge Olokun's skill; every time Olokun weaves a new cloth, the chameleon mimics the fabric. Og&250;n is the orisha of iron, tools and weapons. He is a fierce warrior and protective father. Og&250;n (also spelled Oggun, Ogou or Ogum) is a powerful, fierce warrior who defends his people and fights against injustice. Ogun has the intelligence and creativity to invent tools, weapons, and technology. He is the father of civilization in many ways. Ptahhotep, (flourished 2400 bce), vizier of ancient Egypt who attained high repute in wisdom literature. His treatise "The Maxims of Ptahhotep," probably the earliest large piece of Egyptian wisdom literature available to modern scholars, was written primarily for young men of influential families who would soon assume one of the higher civil offices. Oy&225; (also Oll&225;, Yansa or Yans&225;n) is a fierce and powerful female warrior orisha in Santeria. She is the owner of the marketplace, and keeps the gates of the cemetery. She is the force of change in nature and in life. She wields lightning and rides the winds into battle, often fighting with her machetes side-by-side with her favorite lover. The god Ea (whose Sumerian equivalent was Enki) is one of the three most powerful gods in the Mesopotamian pantheon, along with Anu and Enlil. He resides in the ocean underneath the earth called the abzu (Akkadian aps), which was an important place in Mesopotamian cosmic geography. For example, the city of Babylon was said to have been built. Eshu is a God of travelers, roads, crossroads, fortune and misfortune. He is also a spirit of trickery and chaos who leads leading mortals to temptation and possible tribulation in the hopes that the experience will lead ultimately to their maturation. Attributes and Correspondences--. The Egyptian religion and other cultural practices show strong African and more so Yorubic characteristics. These can be seen in the following areas 1. The lost wax method of brass or bronze making, which was common to both the Yoruba peoples (particular Ife) and the ancient Egyptians. 2. The ritual of initiation 3. About Oya Characteristics Orisha . One of his wivesone he stole from his brother Ogun. He has three wives, Oya, Oshun, and Oba. Oct 25, 2016 Yemoja Orisha represents the water element and it is cold and wet in nature." (2000, Gleason). Anansi - Depicted in numerous forms a spider, a human or combinations thereof. The Babalorishas and Iyalorishas are referred to as "Santeros(as)" and if they function as diviners of the Orishas they can be considered Oriates. The highest level of achievement is to become a priest of Ifa (ee-fah). Ifa Priests receive Orunmila who is the Orisha of Prophecy, Wisdom and all Knowledge.