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Reconstructed fiber tracts that run through the mid-sagittal plane in a visualization of a DTI measurement of a human brain.

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Image by Squidoo-Triple Spiral: As a Celtic symbol for mother and her many aspects, the triple spiral represents the various phases of womanhood, the passing of time, and the unity of these diverse dimensions. This symbol also represents the three phases of woman-ness: Mother in her compassion and nurturing state, Maiden in her innocence and pure state and Crone in her wise and experienced state.

Yewa (also known as Ewa - African Goddess) The orisha associated with death and the final resting place of the underworld and watches over and protects people’s graves and is the guide the dead to the afterlife. As guardian of the underworld she aslo works alongside Oya. Yewa’s colours are burgundy and pink, she often depicted eliding a horsetail whip and a sword.

In Yoruba mythology, Egungun-oya is a Goddess of Divination. "Egungun" refers to the collective spirits of the ancestral dead; the Orisha "Oya" is seen as the Mother of the Egun. In Egba and Egbado area, as well as many parts of Yorubaland, Odun Egungun festivals are held in communities to commemorate the ancestors. The masquerade is a multifaceted ceremony which includes the making of offerings as well as the honoring of ancestors for past and future aid.

Just to gaze upon the Goddess Lakshmi with a loving heart will bring her blessings to you . Lakshmi ~ the Hindu Goddess ~ "Beloved Goddess, make my eyes ever aware of beauty, make my heart ever open to love."

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Egungun Masquerade Abomey DanXome

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Coroa de Iansã by Lidia Luz, via Flickr Look! Logun Ede blended with Oiá! I know the artist was just trying to match the background of the painting--which the original artist will likely not approve; I tried to get permission for that image to appear in my article on super heroes. Nonetheless, I would LOVE to own and wear this!

Orixá Iansã. Epa Ei! I've never seen her rendered this way. Very lovely.

ISKCON-Salvador-Bahia-Brazil itty bitty exú for Iemanjá! too cute!