Oya represents the change needed to progress from one form to the next. Things must die before they can be reborn and progress. Lesson learned death is a natural and normal process that we go through during our lives. Change is inevitable & it is also who and what we are. We are never the same. We are dynamic beings that are ever evolving.
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)".