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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[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 21:18, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

heyyyyy wat up —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:55, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Title of Page[edit]

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.

I suggest that, for consistency, the page title be changed to Yemanjá or Yemanja. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:13, 21 October 2010 (UTC)