Aja – Lynne Anderson

Perna Studios is very excited to announce our tenth trading card set entitled Classic Mythology III: Goddesses (release date Summer of 2018). This set will focus on Goddesses from timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, Native American, Japanese and African.

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This awesome sketch art card of Aja from African Mythology is drawn by the very talented artist Lynne Anderson for our Classic Mythology III trading card set.

Aja – This forest Goddess is honoured by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Aja is an Orisha, the spirit of the forest, the animals within it and herbal healers. She is a patron of the forest and all the animals within it. She holds the secrets of botany, and is a master of potions and healing herbs. She passed this skill to the Yoruban people, who practice her craft to this very day.

Among the Yoruba, aja also refer to a “wild wind”. It’s believed that if someone is carried away by aja, and then returns, they become a powerful “jujuman” or (babalawo). The journey supposedly will have a duration of between 7 days to 3 months, and the person so carried is thought to have gone to the land of the dead or heaven (0run).

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