Oshun Lava mi Corazon

Oshun is the force of nature in the Yoruba religion that represents the fresh waters. She represents love and “the things that make life worth living” (see: http://www.tribeofthesun.com/oshun.htm).

This is a sweet song to Oshun that I discovered a few weeks ago as a friend of mine was hosting a motherhood ceremony.

The Lyrics are (excuse my mistakes if any, I’m not fluent in portuguese):

Oshun lava mis ojos
Oshun y mia emocio
Oshun flor des Aguas
Lavar mi corazón.

— English traduction:

Oshun wash my eyes,
Oshun wah my emotions
Oshun, flower of water
Wash my heart