Picture Of Mami Wata

Picture Of Mami Wata


Contemporary poster of a Mami Wata, "serpent priestess" by German artist Schleisinger.


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Myth of Water Spirit Mami Wata

Mami Wata represents one of the most celebrated and feared African goddesses which often appears to their followers and unsuspecting victims in the guise of incredibly beautiful mermaid. Here you can find out more about this fascinating legendary African deity, whose influence reached all over the North, Central and South America.

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