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Oya or Iya Mesan is a deity of the winds connected to Oya. Ọya (Yorùbá: Ọya, also known as Oyá or Oiá; Yàńsàn-án or Yansã; and Iansá or Iansã in Latin America) is an orisha of winds, lightning, and violent storms, death and rebirth She is similar to the Haitian Lwa, Maman Brigitte, who is syncretized with the Catholic Saint Brigit.
In Yorùbá, the name Ọya is morphologically coined from "O ya" which means "she tore." She is known as Ọya-Ìyáńsàn-án – the "mother of nine" — because of 9 children she gave birth to all of them being stillborn; suffering from lifetime of barrenness. She is the patron of the Niger River (known to the Yorùbá as the Odò-Ọya