Olosa is the presiding spirit of the Lagos Lagoon in Nigeria. Olosa may be Olokun’s sister and/or wife. She may or may not also be Yemaya’s child. She is the guardian of fish and marine creatures. Olosa is invoked for abundance, prosperity, and fertility.
Olosa is the spirit of the lagoon, and she is the lagoon. When Olosa is angry, the water overflows its banks. Her lagoon is treated as a dump site for industrial and domestic waste and is now very polluted.
She has long hair and a body shaped like a woman but covered in fish scales.
Olokun, Yewá, Yemaya
Crocodiles are her messengers.
Lagos Lagoon: temples were dedicated to her along its shores.
Olosa’s domestic altar should reproduce the lagoon aura. Offerings were traditionally brought to the shores of the lagoon where they were collected by crocodiles and brought to Olosa.
Candles; coral; clean up her lagoon; images of fish, crocodiles, and other marine creatures; hand mirrors; elegant hair combs
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