OYA is the Orisha of storms, lightning, the marketplace and cemeteries. She is a warrior, the wife of Chango. Her color is aubergine, and her saint is Theresa. She epitomizes female power and righteous anger.
In Vodou, Oya is called Manman Brigitte, the swaggering, rum dringing wife of Baron. She may be directly related to the Greek warrior goddess Minerva, through her Irish counterpart Brighid.
Her number is 9.
Use to bring transitions, protection and to break hexes.