Oshun, Queen of the sweet waters of the world, Brooks, springs and rivers, personifying love and fertility. She is also who we went for help in Monetary Affairs. She is the youngest of the female orishas, but retains the title of Iyalode or great Queen.
Oshun cures with her sweet waters and honey, which is also currently in possession. She is the femme fatale of the orishas and once saved the world seducing Oggun so that he escapes from the forests, using all her female arts. And in her way or manifestation as Ibu Kole, saved the world from drought flying up to the sky (in the process, became a vulture).
Ikole means “Messenger of the House” (Oloddumare). For this reason, they are initiated as priests, no matter which is the Orisha that governs head, must go to the river and Oshun give account of what they will do. If she recognized in the colors yellow and gold, and her number is five. Peacocks and the vultures are hers, and we often use them to represent her.
She symbolizes maternity, births, maternal love, family, homeland, House, kitchen, masses, women, rivers, feeling, imagination. Oshun is the beautiful among the beautiful, is the owner of love, femininity and the river. She is the symbol of coquetry, grace, and female sexuality.
Chango woman and close friend of Eleggua, that protects her. Always accompanied to Yemaya, lives in the river and attends the pregnant women and parturients. She is represented as a beautiful, sympathetic, good dancer, partying and eternally cheerful, mulatta with the persistent tinkling of her bells. She is able to solve both, to cause fights between men and orishas.
Oshun’s color is yellow but also the coral and green attributed to her. Her day is Saturday, and numbers are 5, 10, 15 and 25. She is the most cheerful, flirtatious and dispelled all, continuously in spree, painted looking in the mirror, She is perfumed, is able to flirt with everyone.