The powerful Zemi (god) of fertility and water is Atabey. Atabey is the Ancient Native American equivalent to the Virgin Mary (Miriam). As Mary is said gives birth to a Son named Jesus (Yehoshua/Yashua/Iesoos) while a virgin, Atabey, a more ancient Mother, also had a virgin birth by producing Her Son Yucahu (the root of the Yuca, which is Cassava). This also means that Atabey is equivalent to Aset (Isis) of Ancient Nubia and Egypt , and Neith (Anat/Tanit) of Ancient Egypt, Canaan, and Carthage. So Atabey, is the Mother of the Supreme Being, as according to Yamaye doctrine (Yamaye is the name of the Indigenous People of Jamaica, who now exist as Maroon descendants).
This Zemi is a powerful protection when it comes to childbirth. Atabey was invoked in order to prevent the mother and child from the dangers of delivery. Her image is always seen within the delivery position (which is associated with both African and Native American peoples). She is also associated with pure waters and is represented by the symbol of the Caribbean Frog.
My art depiction shows Atabey in the same position of childbirth. I have not personally seen any artistic rendering (aside from the original petroglyph) of this Mighty Zemi of Life, so I decided to make one. Another reason is that, many of us are not only children of Africa, but also of the Native American. Deozi is also the seed of the Guyanese Arawaks, and the Yamaye that were mixed in with the Ashanti, the Fon, the Congo, and Moors, on the Island of Xaymaka (now called Jamaica) during wars against the Colonialists. DEOZI! For Artwork Services, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have heard of the diminutive Bes, the Neter (god) of Childbirth blessings. A very small being that is endowed with powers. He was glorified by the Nubian Egyptians.The recognition of small beings foundational divinity is, however, not only localized to the Ancients of the Hapi/Nile River Valley. They were also recognized among the Akan Nations. These Beings were a part of the Powerful Abosom, a collection of empowered nature elementals that dictate the affairs of the planet, as well as people.
The names of these Abosom are MMOATIA/MMOETIA (depending on the text). They are said to dwell in the African Rainforests and are said to represent three different colors according to some sources. These colors are red, white, and black, with two of the former being volatile and powerfully aggresive, and the latter passive, yet still powerful. There are also said to be able to turn their feet backwards (similar to the famed being of the forest Sasabonsam), and are extrordinarily knowledgeable skilled in medicinal herbs.
Now with that being said, we must keep in mind the Twa people, those that are derogatorily called Pygmies. In many sources, the Twa are the Original Peoples of the Planet. They are held that way by anthropological sources, as well as those of secret fraternal orders. It would not be a far cry that the MMOATIA originate from the Twa since the Akan had many dealings with their community and the Twa originally inhabited the Forest. If this is the case, the Twa are not only the Original Abosom, but to use English terms, are the ORIGINAL 'GODS' OF THE ENTIRE WORLD! DEOZI! For Artwork Services, Contact email@example.com
Tano and Bea are the powerful Abosom (gods) and children of the High Powerful Nyame Anansi Kokuroko and Asase Ya. While Nyame had numerous children and offspring, Tano was the favorite. It is said that Tano was secretly destined to receive the best blessings from His Father. Bea found this out through a goat being and because of it, was able to cunningly capture the blessings of His Brother (This sounds strikingly similar to the Jacob and Esau story of biblical texts).
Tano and Bea are Powerful Beings of the Water. It makes sense that they would be since their Parents are Controllers of Heaven and Earth.
As said in other descriptions of art, I did this interpretation of these Abosom because a part of my bloodline is Akan Asante, and I had never seen anyone artistically depict any of these Mighty Beings from the Akan peoples. Now is the time! DEOZI! For Artwork Services, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Because of the dawn of younger religions that replaced many ancient indigenous religions of the world, the standard of women being a symbolic vehicle for Absolute Reality and Absolute Creative Fertility had been cast down and replaced by an exclusive male archetype.
In the old ways, seeing the Creator within a feminine principle, alongside the masculine, was not seen as something awkward or unusual. Conquerors stemming from the younger religions thought it was unfit because their creator either represented a male or masculine energy; or, at the very least, thought that Creative Supremacy had to be spoken about via the masculine pronoun or tense only.
DEOZI thought it not insulting or demeaning to reclaim the ancient symbol of the Woman. The Empress is a piece of art representing the High Powered Beings like: Yemoja, Atabey, Oya, Mamiwata, Asase Ya, Kitami Nyabinghi, Nehanda Nyamhika, and My Ancestor SAABA. They are All Powerful expressions of Life Makers and Takers! Their presence was there alongside the masculine principle. Let us bring them back!
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