Mask (Ngady Amwaash) Kuba Kasai region Democratic Republic of Congo Late 19th - mid-20th century CE Wood pigment glass beads cowrie shells fabric and string | Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
"Amari De é a deusa da maternidade, a mãe divina que confere beleza, fertilidade, saúde e riqueza a seus seguidores. Amari De muitas vezes é mostrada com seu rosto iluminado, dizem que ela era tão santa, que brilhou com a luz do divino."
Oya is the guardian of the realm between life and death; as such, She is not only the Goddess of spirit communication, funerals and cemeteries but also the Goddess of clairvoyance, psychic abilities, intuition and rebirth. She can call forth the spirit of death, or hold it back - such is the extent of Her power.. Because of Her affiliation to the dead, and Her intense knowledge of the magick arts, Oya is also known as "the Great Mother of the Elders of the Night (Witches)".