Devotees of Afro-Brazilian religions honor, dancing and singing around flowers and other offerings, in front of Guanabara bay, the African deity of the sea, Yemanja, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 31, 2008. The festival day corresponds with the Roman Catholic feast of Nuestra Senora de Navegantes, Our Lady of Seafarers, which is also celebrated in Rio de Janeiro. She is also known as the sea-goddess and his devotes give in the sea offerings with flowers, perfumes and wines. Transported by West African slaves to the Americas throughout the hundreds of years of the existence of slavery in the New World.
((Austral Foto/Renzo Gostoli))
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From Yemanja the sea-goddess