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 email@example.com
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