Friday, September 5, 2014

Yemanja

On the wooden fence of a construction site in Viale Caprera:
È triste morire in mare tra le onde di Yemanja, It is sad to die in the sea amid the waves of Yemanja, viale Caprera, Livorno
“È triste morire in mare tra le onde di Yemanja” (It is sad to die in the sea amid the waves of Yemanja)

Triglia, goatfish, viale Caprera, Livorno
A “triglia” or goatfish

External links: Yemaja (Wikipedia)
Search labels: mural

14 comments:

Lois said...

Very artistic graffiti!

William Kendall said...

Well now she stands out!

Randy said...

They are kind of fun.

Tanya Breese said...

i guess she is a mermaid?!

Jack said...

From the happy expression on her face, I wouldn't expect the text to be about sadness and dying.

Halcyon said...

Interesting message. Although she doesn't look too concerned about dying.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

The mermaid makes me smile instantly. I want to shout 'hurray'.

I wouldn't want to die in the sea - but she has immunity.

Here, there's a legend that mermaids lure sailors to their death by singing and combing their hair in view of the ship. Maybe that's what she has in mind.

Dina said...

Thanks for opening my eyes about the Orisha through your link and mural.

Gunn said...

She might have seen the mermaid in Copenhagen?

Luis Gomez said...

These are great!

cieldequimper said...

This was my culture minute. I had never heard of Yemanjas. But I like the fish much better!

Karl Demetz said...

I like the fish.

Arianna said...

E così ho scoperto che esiste anche il popolo Yoruba e ho capito il perché del vudù! Ciao, Arianna

José Mendonça said...

Yemanja looks very thin... :-) I like the fish very much.