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I believe that Yemaja also has a strong following in Brazil. But that's about all I know. Perhaps more information on this could be mentioned in the article? Guy
I'm about 75% sure the Umbandists mentioned in the article are Brazilian.Tokerboy 20:01 Oct 4, 2002 (UTC)
there is a link on the last paragraph to "umbandists" - for which there isn't any article on wikipedia. Why not link it to "Umbanda", as there is such an entry here?
I have been to Rio de Janeiro in 1990 and the goddess, known there as Imanja, is very much in evidence. I was told that underneath catholicism is a lot of local religion and I saw it to be true. In the shops that sell religious icons- paintings and statues of Jesus etc., you can also buy paintings of Imanja- she looks beautiful and rises out of the sea, as she is portrayed in one of the Yemaja pictures on this site. I have also seen the little candles that the locals burn on the beach at Copacabana and Ipanema at night for her. I have no idea how to make this info into a proper article, but I would like mention of at least some of this to go into the Brazil page, the Rio page, the Yemaja page or a little stub of Imanja. IceDragon64 00:09, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Problem with deity parentage
It is listed on the entry that "Her parents are Oduduwa and Obatala." It is posted elsewhere on Wikipedia that both of these entities were male. There should be more research and I will check entries again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dweiums (talk • contribs) 21:18, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
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It would be nice to have some consistency about the spelling.
The page title is "Yemaja" (a spelling I have never seen). This spelling is never again used in the article.
The spellings I have seen here in Rio de Janeiro are Yemanjá and Iemanjá, both of which are used in the body of the article.